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Egypt: 'At least 73' killed in Egypt football violence

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 01:55 PM


At least 73 people have been killed in fan clashes following a football match in the Egyptian city of Port Said, state television reports.

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

It is feared the death toll could rise as scores have been injured.

Some of the dead were security officers, the Associated Press quoted a morgue official as saying.
(visit the link for the full news article)

edit on 1-2-2012 by kamatty because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 01:55 PM
the death toll has risen 3 times in the 10 mins since I first seen this breaking news, it started at 25, then 40 now on 73 and said to still be rising.

What a mess, the thugs involved are also the ones that are been blamed for alot of the violence within the recent trouble in egypt. I have a friend over there who was at the match, luckly he ha already left the stadium as trouble was brewing throughout the game, im waiting to hear back from him, as soon as he emails or calls il update herewith whatever he tells me

im grabbing video links now........
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 01:58 PM
youtube video

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:00 PM
reply to post by kamatty

Absolutley horrendous.

Seems that a lot of the security services were targeted. To do with the military rule and oppression? Probably.

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:08 PM
from what i can see the game was suspended because of Port Said riots.

once the game was suspended apparently the rival fans decided to attack each other.

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:10 PM
There's foot ball in the M.e.? or is this soccer?

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:15 PM
reply to post by kamatty

WOW what a horrible way to go over a stinking game.

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:16 PM
reply to post by Jordan River

Soccer I assume, the rest of the world refers to it as "football" but I think it soccer that they are refering to here.


posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:24 PM
Sky News is saying that the army is sending in helicopters to pick up the Ahli players and fans from the ground. It has to be said that the death toll seems extremely high for the sort of 'run of the mill' violence usually seen at football matches.

Military helicopters have reportedly been sent in on an emergency evacuation to pull out of Port Said amid fears they face attack.

Sky News

edit on 1-2-2012 by lifeissacred because: added link from sky news

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:27 PM
People that do this are disgusting
sheep like. They seem very low IQ.
Almost as if they are savage beast
their damn selves. Taking not into
account the harm a child could face
in a human stampede!! The innocent
men, women,and children
caught in this cross fire,
of a stupid ignorance makes me want to shake
them vigorously.
Yes the canadians love there
hockey and riot like idiots, but I never heard of even
them killing each other over it in mass.
The lose of life just makes me mad the way it happened!

The nerve

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:27 PM
Wow, Sky news claimed over "a thousand" people have been injured in these clashes. Just unbelievable.

They showed a video of the players being chased by thousands of angry fans as well.

Edit: Oh, and there was another set of clashes in another match in Egypt I believe. Sky news claimed a game had to be stopped after a whole stand was set on fire.
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:32 PM

The violence of soccer with the religious fervor of Islamic Jihad.

It is funny to watch the madness in Egypt increase as the muslim takeover progresses to its final stage of total Sharia.

If I were a non-muslim, I would not go anywhere near this hell hole.

Egypt is now just another failed Islamic State.

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:34 PM
This is like, Green Street Hooligans x 1000 x Muslims.

One of the reasons I don't watch sports. People get so attached to the team mentality, & in the extreme case this is the outcome. But really?? Honestly? You care about a f &*^(g game to the extent you'll participate in riots and mobbing? The imbeciles that follow this sheepish mindset are a disgrace...
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:35 PM
reply to post by Rising Against

players being chased by thousands of angry fans

That's just heartbreaking, many died from head injuries and suffocation?

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:41 PM
I really don't understand how people are shocked by this.

We all know the state Egypt is in.

It only takes a tiny incident to reach a tipping point and sent people over the edge.

The whole goddam planet is gripped by anger and rage at the moment. Something like this could very easily kick off anywhere at this moment in history. People are on edge everywhere.

I fear this is something we are going to see a lot more in the months ahead.

You have been told its gonna get ugly. What the hell did you think that meant?

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 02:58 PM
Damn, this is insane...

reply to post by Stormdancer777

I think the suffocation could be because of the big crowd, pushing etc. English isn't my native language, I don't know how to explain it better, but you get the point.

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