Soccer “Fans” Riot in Egypt

You’ve heard about “Bat Day” in Yankee Stadium. What about the Malice in The Palace, where NBA players going into the stand to fight fans? How about the Black Hole, or Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, which had a jail on the field?

That’s nothing. As much as people like to say how rough and tumble American sports fans are, its all minimal compared to soccer fans. Soccer fan means it. Soccer fan is ultimate “likes to fight guy.” Soccer fan gets other soccer fan dead. Take this nonsense in Egypt. Seventy-four fans DIED in soccer riots. In America, we say “the winning team survived”, but soccer has real survivors:

Al-Masry supporters, armed with knives, sticks and stones, chased Al-Ahly players and fans, who ran toward the exits and up the stands to escape, according to witnesses.

Um, why would you bring knives, sticks and stones to a game?

Hate to reveal this to you, rest-of-world, but the United States is pretty civilized. I can guarantee you, there will not be fans attacking each other with knives, sticks and stones after this weekend’s Super Bowl. Are you kidding me? Who goes to a game to hurt someone else?


About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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