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IFA condemn assault after match

Belfast
Trouble broke out in Belfast city centre

The Irish Football Association has condemned disturbances in Belfast city centre which left a 32-year-old man seriously injured.

He was assaulted when trouble broke out after the Irish Cup semi-final between Linfield and Cliftonville on Saturday. He suffered head and neck injuries.

IFA President Raymond Kennedy said there was no place for those involved in football.

"These are not the type of people we want following our games," he said.

"We will be working with the police and I hope these people can be brought to book."

SDLP councillor Margaret Walsh said the Irish Football Association should investigate the disturbances at the junction of King Street and Castle Street.

The 32-year-old victim suffered head and neck injuries.

The SDLP's Margaret Walsh said: " We need to call on the IFA to have a full investigation into what has happened.

"After all, if these are football supporters they (IFA) need to ensure that their supporters are acting in a proper way."


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