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Soccer riots break out in Egypt

2012-02-01 21:18

Cairo - A medic in a mortuary in Port Said, Egypt, says 35 people have died in violence following a soccer match after fans flooded the field seconds after the match with a rival team was over.

Some of the dead in Wednesday's clashes were security officers, the official said.

A security official and another medic said fans of the home team, Al-Masry, swarmed the field after a rare 3-1 win against Al-Ahly, Egypt's top team.

They were speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.


Comments
  • Cracker - 2012-02-01 21:27

    Note: They were obviously all sober.

  • Jeeves - 2012-02-01 21:28

    And after a fun game of footie, we went outside and killed each other. Fun was had by all. Boggles the mind.

  • Michele - 2012-02-01 22:49

    Hey We can only wish there was such a cool outcome for all aggressive, violent people. The gene pool became a bit cleaner tonight.

  • Andries - 2012-02-01 22:54

    Rugby is a game where you have hooligans on the field. Soccer is a game where you have hooligans off the field.

      Ron - 2012-02-02 11:16

      Rugby - a game for hooligans, played by gentlemen - Soccer - a game for gentlemen, played by hooligans, watched by idiots.

  • thelittlegreenhouse - 2012-02-02 06:33

    Which just goes to show the wonderful potential that large groups of irrational sport supporters have for promoting peace and unity... ...NOT!

  • Ali - 2012-02-02 07:48

    Africa...condolences to the trampled though.

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