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Peaky Blinders trailer 'not suitable' for young football fans

Birmingham City fans dressed as characters from the BBC series Peaky Blinders Image copyright BCFC
Image caption Birmingham City fans dressed as characters from the BBC series Peaky Blinders for their home game against Leeds United

A BBC drama trailer due to be shown at a football game has been ruled "not suitable" for younger fans to see.

The preview of the next series of Peaky Blinders was to be played at half time in Birmingham City's home game against Leeds United on Saturday.

The club and the BBC decided the film was unsuitable for "daytime viewing".

The series takes its name from a real-life gang in Birmingham in the 1920s who had razor blades hidden in the peaks of their flat caps.

Image caption The first series attracted audiences of about 2.4m

A club statement said: "'We were delighted to be approached by the BBC to screen the new trailer to the second series of Peaky Blinders at St Andrew's.

"However, having only received and reviewed the footage late on Friday night, it was deemed not appropriate for daytime viewing."

The BBC said it was "disappointing" the trailer could not be shown but agreed it was "not suitable for some of the younger fans at the match".

Many Birmingham City fans at Saturday's game wore flat caps for the club's Peaky Blinders Day.

In January, thousands of people turned up at casting auditions for the second series when they were held in the city.

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