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Dismay as army football match commemorating Christmas truce match ends in punch-up

It was all going so well until it went to penaltiesA football match between the British and German armies, which was organised to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous Christmas truce in the trenches in 1914, has sparked a diplomatic incident after ending in a massive brawl.

The match at British army barracks in Aldershot was played to symbolise the universal camaraderie of men over the horrors of war and was abandoned in the second half after both sets of players traded insults and blows.

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Posted: Dec 16th, 2014
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‘We were offside during 1914 Christmas truce’ admits German historian

but did it really cross the line, or just go around‘The referee didn’t have a great game.’

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Posted: Dec 1st, 2009
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