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Lee Rigby Murder: Dutch TV Show Mocks Death Of Soldier As Actors Wave 'Blood-Soaked Knives' In Eurovision Comedy Sketch

28/05/2013 12:43 BST | Updated 28/05/2013 14:26 BST

A Dutch comedy show has apparently mocked the murder of Lee Rigby in a spoof of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The show – named Langs de Leeuw – saw a "host" visiting supposed contestants from different countries, and featured actors waving knives and cleavers dripping with fake blood at Great Britain's table.

The clip is an obvious nod to the footage of suspected killers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who addressed cameras at the scene, promising to "never stop fighting".

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Two actors hold fake knives and cleavers dripping with blood in a sketch from the Dutch show Langs de Leeuw

Host Paul De Leeuw is seen laughing at and applauding the sketch, which was screened on Holland’s VARA channel.

Drummer Rigby of 2nd battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was killed in a suspected terror attack in Woolwich last Wednesday.

The 25-year-old, who was wearing a Help for Heroes t-shirt, was attacked with a machete just yards from the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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The show sees a 'compere' approach the England table in a Eurovision Song Contest spoof, before he runs off screaming

On Tuesday detectives were questioning a tenth person in connection with the murder.

According to The Sun, the sketch sparked a flood of complaints. It quotes SAS hero Andy McNab as saying: "I was made aware of this by Dutch friends who were appalled.

Twitter users expressed outrage online

"Thankfully, that's the reaction of most Dutch people. They are furious as people in Britain would be.

"Those responsible are idiots. It was a cheap shot and it wasn't funny."

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