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Friday 23 March 2018

cahill: people come first

EVERTON'S Tim Cahill insists people must come before football after the club's Premier League opener -- which was due to be played tomorrow against Tottenham Hotspur -- was postponed.

Cahill said disruption to the new football season would have to be tolerated following the riots that have ripped through London this past week.

The Australian midfielder, who has lived in the UK for the last 15 years, stated: "It's a sad state that the country is going through. I've been in England most of my life and I never thought something like this would happen in a place like this.

"What has happened is something far bigger than football and if that means cancelling a game then that's fine. The priority has to be the people. The last few days shows that football is just a game."

Irish Independent

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