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Egypt soccer riot

The topgame between Ahly and Masry in the Egypt Soccer leauge has just ended, when thousands of fans stormed the pitch. One eyewittnes says

It looked like a coordinated attack, as soon the game was over the rocks started to fly

Many of the storming fans where armed whit knives, sticks and stones. According to the Associatd Press there was about 13 000 men fighted whit around 1200 Ahly supporters

Guards were trampled, Ahly players were chased and attacked, someone even heard shoots fired

The Ahly players locked them selfs inside the locker room but not even there where they safe, one fan died in the locker room in front of the Ahly veteran Mohamed Abou-Treika in a telephone call to the club´s own Tv Channel.

Finally two army helicopters evacuated the players of Ahly.

So far 74 deaths has been reported and over 1000 people have been injured

This is one of the biggest disasters in Egyptian football history

said Health Minister Hesham Sheiha Egyptian television.

47 people is said to have been arested following the riots.

An investigation into the tragedy has been established, headed by State Prosecutor
The soccer world is today a world in greif, many stars have commeted their sadness over whats happened in Egypt

This is a dark day for football

Says Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany on Twitter

Sad to see things like this in football

said Everton big star Tim Cahill.
Even the Premier Leauge club Liverpool made a statement and showed their support

We want to send our condolences and sympathy to all who have suffered

Terrible scenes at a football match – quite terribly

Said television profile Piers Morgan

Also the president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter made a statement on the egypt soccer riots

I am shocked and saddened by the data on the large number of dead and injured football fans. This is a dark day for football. This disastrous situation is unthinkable and it should never have happened,
– My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives tonight


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