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LONDON — If the matter was not so serious it would almost be funny.

Richard Caborn, U.K. Minister for Sport, suggested that 5:30 p.m. kickoffs may have to be re-thought in the wake of the trouble at last Saturday’s Everton vs. Manchester United F.A. Cup fifth-round game when 33 people were arrested in what one senior policeman described as “the worst football-related violence ever seen in Liverpool.”

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