Ignorant American football fans don’t have ISHT on ignorant foreign “futbol” fans…
A narrow stadium exit turned into a death trap. Crowds of Egyptian soccer fans fleeing supporters of the opposing team armed with knives, clubs and stones rushed into the corridor, only to be crushed against a locked gate, their rivals attacking from behind, survivors and witnesses said.
The result was the world’s worst soccer violence in 15 years, with 74 people crushed, suffocated or stabbed to death.
Many Egyptians, from the public to lawmakers, on Thursday blamed the police and the country’s ruling military for failing to prevent the rioting the night before in the Mediterranean coastal city of Port Said.
Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, in an emergency parliamentary session, announced he has dissolved the Egyptian Soccer Federation’s board and referred its members for questioning by prosecutors about the violence. He also said the governor of Port Said province and the area’s police chief have resigned.
Several lawmakers said the lapse was intentional, aimed at stoking the country’s insecurity since the Feb. 11 fall of former leader Hosni Mubarak.
Some accused the police of allowing the riot to happen out of vengeance against the ultras — die-hard soccer fans who are bitter enemies of the police and have been among the most aggressive protesters over the past year.
Seriously? Did 74 people have to lose their lives behind a bunch of men runnin’ around a field in lil’ a$$ shorts? Sorry, but we’ll take OUR football over their futbol any day!
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