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EPL Clubs Consult Counter-Terrorism Police Amid Fears Of Matchday Attacks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 23 / 17

Counter-terrorism police have been drafted to speak to Premier League clubs "amid concerns that stadiums may be targeted in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack," according to Mike Keegan of the London DAILY MAIL. A summit was held with every to...

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