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Soccer riot in Egypt, 73 dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    This is the worst since 1996.
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I blame Liverpool fans.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Good stuff from the BBC. Including rumors the police were wanting a shot at the Ultras as retribution for previous attacks during the protests last year.

  4. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    When 73 people are dead, hundreds more are injured and the words "worse since ..." are used, that's sad.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Serious question: Should the score of the match even be included? It's appropriately buried deep in the story, but it seems like you might lend the slightest bit of credence to this mania by even reporting the outcome of the match.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    And the "since" is in the last 20 years.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    It absolutely needs to be included. It's an important detail. Do the riots happen if the outcome of the match is different?
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    It seems most of the trouble at stadiums in recent years has been in African nations where general turmoil is rampant. As pointed out early in the story, it's unclear if this one was really soccer fans or rival political factions. I'm not sure it's fair to call it a soccer riot with hooligans clashing. It seems more appropriate that it was a riot that was going to happen, and the different sides were just given a venue to congregate at a sporting event.
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