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A smoke bomb at Filbert Street in October 1981


Smoke flares on the pitch at Filbert Street in October 1981 during Leicester City’s home game with Chelsea. The match ended 1-1, but was marred by what the Mercury called “the worst outbreak of soccer violence in Leicester for months.” A total of 45 people were arrested before, during and after the game, with coins thrown and scuffles breaking out …

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