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Football: STREAMER FUN AXED.

ST MIRREN have dashed plans by a group of supporters to stage a streamer display at the opening game of the season.

The Paisley club and Strathclyde Police have told the group of Motherwell fans they will not be able to throw 1000 claret-and-amber streamers at Love Street as it poses a risk to health and safety.

Alan Burrows, organiser and spokesman for Welltrustfc.net, said: "I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed. It appears every effort is being made to remove the fun from the game."

The group had collected funds for a year to reach the pounds 400 target to stage the display.

Burrows added: "We've had donations from as far a field as Dubai and America. People were travelling from Manchester just to see the display but that has all now fallen by the wayside."

A Saints spokesman said: "It is felt by police and club officials that this is a safety issue."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 29, 2007
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