Death & chaos in Egypt

“The government appeared to have lost control of Port Said, a major city, after a court sentenced 21 soccer fans to death and their supporters poured into the streets.”

Analysis of the reasons for the deadly soccer riot last year that begat this chaos.

In a way, Egypt is the soccer world in microcosm – place where soccer clubs essentially replaced political parties during years of political repression. The clubs became stand-ins for movements and instruments for expressing beliefs and attitudes.

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