Egyptian Soccer Pitch Invasion

Posted on 02 Feb 2012 at 7:24am

90 are dead and 1000 people are injured after a football pitch invasion took place. Majority of the people died from suffocation and head wounds while some from the stab wounds. The death toll is 93 at the time according to the doctors which is increasing.

The tragic incident occurred in the city of Port in Egypt where the match between the two teams playing at the time. One was Al Ahli, one of Egypt’s most successful clubs while the other one was Al Masry which is based in Port.Al-Masry, secured a rare 3-1 victory against Al Ahli.

Trouble started as fans started swarming over the pitch seconds after the final whistle of the match.

One of the player described the scene as follows:

“This is not football. This is a war and people are dying in front of us. There is no movement and no security and no ambulances,”

“I call for the premier league to be cancelled. This is horrible situation and today can never be forgotten.”

Later the Egyptian army was being airlifted in by helicopter to rescue stranded players who became trapped in the changing rooms.

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Egyptian football fans rush to the pit during riots that erupted after a football match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly teams in Port Said, 220 kms northeast of Cairo, on February 1, 2012. At least 73 people were killed and hundreds injured in the violence that erupted as soon as the referee blew the final whistle in the match. AFP PHOTO/STR
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Egyptian football fans rush to the pit during riots that erupted after a football match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly teams in Port Said, 220 kms northeast of Cairo, on February 1, 2012. At least 73 people were killed and hundreds injured in the violence that erupted as soon as the referee blew the final whistle in the match. AFP PHOTO/STR
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Egyptian fans rush into the field following Al-Ahly club soccer match against Al-Masry club at the soccer stadium in Port Said, Egypt Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Dozens of Egyptians were killed Wednesday in violence following a soccer match in Port Said, when fans flooded the field seconds after a match against a rival team was over, Egypt's Health ministry said. (AP Photo)
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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 (EGYPT - Tags: SPORT SOCCER CIVIL UNREST)
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