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Belgians Didn't Mind Brits At Flanders In 1945
Published : 29 Oct 2012 15:42:13
Ab Conservative MEP has hit back at Belgian police who fear a Geordie invasion.
Belgian police have warned Toon fans without a match ticket (at Newcastle's match against Club Brugge in Belgium on Thursday, November 8) they will be prevented from travelling to the stadium and anyone found in the vicinity of the stadium on matchday without a ticket will be arrested.
In a statement on Newcastle’s website, the police also say if anyone arrives at a Belgian border control point with alcohol it will be confiscated.
Martin Callanan, Conservative MEP for the North-East: “There are long links between the people of Flanders and my constituency and many visitors to Brugge from the North-East of England bring considerable benefits to the city.
“I would not like to see the goodwill fostered by this history of exchange lost through aggressive policing tactics and illegal threats."
He has also tabled a question to the European Commission on the matter.
Source: Newcastle United Mad