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Police pull plug on Mexican television crew

Written by: Staff

GOETTINGEN, June 7 (Reuters) Local police pulled the plug on a live broadcast by one of Mexico's main television stations because they had parked illegally, a spokesman for the Mexican football association said today.

The incident took place on Tuesday night as a journalist for Mexico's second-largest broadcaster, TV Azteca, was reporting outside the team hotel to more than 120,000 viewers back home.

''All I can say is that the incident took place and it is very disappointing,'' a Mexican FA spokesman said.

''Who was at fault? I don't know and this is a private matter anyway and nothing to do with us.'' According to a cameraman caught up in the incident, the police were annoyed after his crew parked their truck in an illegal space.

''We told them we would move after the broadcast, but they unplugged us,'' Odin Ciani told Reuters. ''There were around 10 to 15 officers and it was not a very nice experience.'' REUTERS DH BST1902

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