Deadly Egyptian Football Riots

Football is meant to be the Beautiful Game, but last night in Port Said, Egypt people who classify themselves as fans turned it into a very ugly game. Supporters of local team Al-Masry ran onto the pitch and charged the fans of rival team Al-Ahly from Cairo. Al-Masry won the game 3-1 but the home fans still stormed onto the pitch to attack the Al-Ahly players, staff and fans, hunting them down in and outside the stadium. Over 70 people were killed and over a 1000 injured. Totally Not Cool. [22 photos total]

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A soccer fan flees from a fire at Cairo stadium February, 1, 2012. Crowds set parts of the stadium on fire in reaction to a soccer pitch invasion during another soccer match held at the Egyptian city of Port Said. At least 50 people were killed and hundreds of others injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in Port Said, healthy ministry sources said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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In this still image taken from video, soccer fans invade the pitch during a soccer match between Al Ahli and al-Masry in Port Said February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Egypt Tv via Reuters Tv) #
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Police react as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, Egypt, February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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In this still image taken from video, soccer fans run near a fire at the stop of the stadium during a soccer match between Al Ahli and al-Masry in Port Said February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Egypt Tv via Reuters Tv) #
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Soccer fans flee from a fire at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Police officers react as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, Egypt, February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Soccer fans flee from a fire at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Soccer players try to leave the stadium as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, in Egypt, February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Soccer players try to leave the stadium as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, in Egypt, February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Riot police guard soccer players as they flee Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Egyptian police arrest a soccer fan at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A soccer fan flees from the Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A policeman arrests an injured rioting soccer fan as chaos erupts at a soccer stadium in Port Said city, in Egypt, February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Soccer fans flee from Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Medical personnel carry a wounded soccer fan at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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Soccer fans flee from a fire at Port Said Stadium February 1, 2012. Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as a war, not football. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
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A brother of one of the soccer fans killed in Port Said stadium after clashes at an Egyptian soccer match reads the Koran next to his brother's body at a mosque in Port Said city February 2, 2012. Seventy-four people were killed when supporters clashed at the match, prompting fans and politicians on Thursday to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadly incident. The words on the side of the coffin read, Honouring the dead. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) #
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A brother of one of the soccer fans killed in Port Said stadium after clashes at an Egyptian soccer match reads the Koran next to his brother's body at a mosque in Port Said city February 2, 2012. Seventy-four people were killed when supporters clashed at the match, prompting fans and politicians on Thursday to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadly incident. The words on the side of the coffin read, Honouring the dead. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) #
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Blood is seen on a chair one day after supporters clashed at the Port Said stadium February 2, 2012. Seventy-four people were killed when supporters clashed at an Egyptian soccer match, prompting fans and politicians on Thursday to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) #
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A shoe is seen inside the goal net one day after soccer supporters clashed at the Port Said stadium February 2, 2012. Seventy-four people were killed when supporters clashed at an Egyptian soccer match, prompting fans and politicians on Thursday to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) #
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A blood-stained piece of cotton wool is seen on the ground one day after soccer supporters clashed at the Port Said stadium February 2, 2012. Seventy-four people were killed when supporters clashed at an Egyptian soccer match, prompting fans and politicians on Thursday to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) #
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A shoe is seen inside the Port Said stadium one day after soccer supporters clashed February 2, 2012. Seventy-four people were killed when supporters clashed at an Egyptian soccer match, prompting fans and politicians on Thursday to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. (REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany) #

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