• Short Summary

    Riot police took more than half an hour to stop bottle throwing and fighting which broke out in Johannesburg on Sunday during a match between a black team and a white team.

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    Riot police took more than half an hour to stop bottle throwing and fighting which broke out in Johannesburg on Sunday during a match between a black team and a white team.

    The match was between black side Kaiser Chiefs and white side Hellenic in the second leg of South Africa's Champion of Champions soccer tournament. Kaiser Chiefs won two-one.

    It was the first goal scored by the white team which started the riot. Bottles and cans were thrown onto the pitch, one hit the referee, Jack Taylor, the Britisher who officiated in the World Cup final last year. The trouble came from the black section of the 40-thousand segregated crowd. Taylor took both sides off the ground and refused to restart the game until order was restored.

    When the match restarted Kaiser Chiefs kept up the pressure and scored twice, but Hellenic finished the tournament 5-2 winner on aggregate having won the first let 4-0 in Cape Town.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUP1YPVZHW6S7CQH1J5BW8SAD
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUP1YPVZHW6S7CQH1J5BW8SAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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