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13/06/06
World Cup Defeat for England Games
- No more football at Canary Wharf big screen after trouble

World Cup Defeat for England Games, courtesy Canary Wharf Group plcROWDIES and ne’er do wells have brought a premature end to the screening of World Cup games at Canary Wharf.

Relatively few of the 6,000 people who gathered at Canary Wharf to watch England beat Paraguay 1-0 on Saturday were involved in trouble.

But after a little boy aged five was hit by a glass bottle during fights that broke out near the big screen, police, local authorities and the BBC decided they had to cancel further coverage.

“The activities of a tiny minority has jeopardised the enjoyment of many," said a spokesperson for the BBC, the broadcaster of the event.

The end of World Cup coverage doesn’t mean the end of the big screen, which will still be used to show Wimbledon tennis games, opera from the Royal Opera House and events from the Queen’s birthday.



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