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74 Killed in football violence
« on: February 01, 2012, 07:22:14 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16845841

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At least 25 people have been killed in fan clashes following a football match in the Egyptian city of Port Said, reports from Egypt say.

Reports said the deaths occurred after supporters invaded the pitch following a match between top-tier clubs Masry and Ahly on Wednesday.

A number of people were also said to be injured in the violence.

Some of the dead in Wednesday's clashes were security officers, the Associated press quoted a morgue official saying.

The BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo says there are fears that the death toll could rise as scores were injured - some, reportedly, as a result of knife wounds.

Our correspondent says the lack of apparent security might have contributed.

Police in Egypt have been keeping a much lower profile since last year's popular protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak from power.
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Re: 38 Killed in football violence
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 07:25:04 PM »
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At least 38 supporters have died after thousands of Masry fans invaded the pitch following the team’s 3-1 Egyptian Premier League victory over Ahly on Wednesday.

"There are 11 deaths at my hospital. Two other hospitals include 25 deaths. Three fans have also died in the stadium," Medhat El-Esnawy, the manager of Port Said's El-Amiry hospital, said in a television interview.

“Some died of stampede and others died of suffocation.”

Ahly’s panicked players flooded the club’s in-house television channel with phone calls to speak about the post-match horror and call on authorities to intervene and protect them.

“The security forces left us, they did not protect us. One fan has just died in the dressing room in front of me,” veteran playmaker Mohamed Abou-Treika screamed in a phone call with the club’s channel.

“People have died, we are seeing corpses now. There are no security forces or army personnel to protect us,” attacking midfielder Mohamed Barakat added.

“It is our fault because we played that match. The authorities are afraid to cancel the league because they just care about money, they do not care about the lives of people.”

 Thousands of Masry fans stormed the pitch immediately after the final whistle, chasing Ahly players and technical staff members, who ran for their lives. They subsequently clashed with Ahly’s visiting supporters as the melee escalated.

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Re: 40 Killed in football violence
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 07:48:41 PM »
It's up to 73 now.
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Re: 40 Killed in football violence
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 11:06:50 PM »
Sepp Blatter is to blame here. It happened on his watch.

Khalil Fahmi, Sky News Arabia's correspondent (honest) should learn to speak English. Can't believe he got that job the unintelligible moron.
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Re: 40 Killed in football violence
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 08:14:24 AM »
Has anyone heard if there was anything that sparked it in particular? Unreal shit, like.

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Re: 40 Killed in football violence
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 08:21:53 AM »
No one seems to know, but it appeared that the Cairo fans started it by chucking flares into the home end just before the home team scored. Crazy scenes though, hopefully no more die from their injuries.

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Re: 40 Killed in football violence
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 09:00:41 AM »
Sugestions on tv this morning that there may have been a political motives behind the viloence. Apparently Cairo teams fans were heavily involved in protests against the old regime and that cops allowed other fans to get at them as pay back.

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Re: 40 Killed in football violence
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 09:01:18 AM »
Chat on the news was that the Cairo fans have been prominent in the revolution and in battles with security forces and that they police and pro-Mubarek elements allowed this to happen, although those allegations are coming fro the Muslim Brotherhood in Parliament against the Military Govt so perhaps to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 12:10:38 PM »
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Crowds are gathering in central Cairo as tension rises after riots in the city of Port Said on Wednesday which left at least 74 people dead.

Angry fans closed off Tahrir Square and state TV ahead of a protest against police handling of the clashes.

Three days of national mourning have been declared over the riot, in which fans invaded the pitch after a match involving top Cairo club al-Ahly.

Emergency meetings of the cabinet and parliament are taking place.

Parliament opened with a minute's silence. Speaker Mohamed Saad al-Katatni said the riots were the "work of the devil" and that Egypt's revolution was "in danger".

Funerals were expected to be held after noon (10:00 GMT) prayers in Port Said.

The Confederation of African Football said a minute's silence would be held at the quarter-final matches of the African Cup of Nations at the weekend.

There has been tragedies in football before but never have 74 people been murdered!

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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 12:12:03 PM »
There has been tragedies in football before but never have 74 people been murdered!

I thought most of the folk were killed in a stampede to get out? but yeah, that's beside the point.

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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 12:38:34 PM »
There has been tragedies in football before but never have 74 people been murdered!

Murdered???

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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 12:52:42 PM »
Murdered???

Thats what I heard? Not one report of crushing in the reports just
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They were beating us from inside and outside, with fireworks, stones, metal bars, and some had knives
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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 01:19:22 PM »
Govt have sacked the entire Egyptian FA board which is likely to mean Egypt suspended from FIFA.
Normally massive Police presence at these games which was seemingly not there last night with fingers being pointed at Security forces and the Military Govt who still rule Egypt despite the revolution

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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 01:22:36 PM »
Thats what I heard? Not one report of crushing in the reports just  .


Aye but very few of them will have been consciously murdered. A big percentage will have been killed (but not murdered) trying to escape in stampedes etc. Not that it matters, like. Deid is deid!

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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2012, 01:29:30 PM »

Aye but very few of them will have been consciously murdered. A big percentage will have been killed (but not murdered) trying to escape in stampedes etc. Not that it matters, like. Deid is deid!

Ok murder may not been the correct work, possibly genocide?

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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2012, 01:31:28 PM »

Aye but very few of them will have been consciously murdered. A big percentage will have been killed (but not murdered) trying to escape in stampedes etc. Not that it matters, like. Deid is deid!
Dead is indeed a fatal condition. One from which there is no return.

However, whilst it doesn't matter to the deceased, the method of their deceasement does matter.

There are issues of legal responsibility and culpability to be considered.







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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2012, 02:40:03 PM »
Ok murder may not been the correct work, possibly genocide?

It was for Peter Sutcliffe.

Anyway, I'll bow to Tyrant's knowledge on this one, he is a Liverpool fan.  :o

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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2012, 03:09:33 PM »
That's gone over my head I think? Or am I an expert on this because of Heysel and Hillsborough?

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Re: 74 Killed in football violence
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2012, 06:33:26 PM »
Egyptian journo on the football weekly podcast reckons the egyptian fa are going to try to just ignore it as best as possible.  There's not going to be any hillsborough like inquest apparently
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