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"We've worked for six weeks trying to get fit and now the first week's not going to be happening for us," the defender said. "But safety is the main thing, and the police wouldn't have called it off lightly."
The league remains confident that the other nine matches on the opening weekend of the season will still go ahead.
"At 6 p.m. tonight we will have a very clear picture," Scudamore said. "The Tottenham game is a real shame, but we support the police in what they are doing."
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