January 26, 2013 |
CAIRO -- Deadly clashes erupted in the Egyptian city of Port Said after 21 soccer hooligans were sentenced to death for killing rival fans in a riot last year that became a dangerous subplot to the nation's wider unrest and political schisms. Gunshots and tear gas volleys rang out between security forces and supporters of the Masry soccer club after the verdicts were read. Relatives of the accused attempted to storm the jail where soccer fans and former police officials charged in the 2012 stadium melee are imprisoned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1985
Bravo to Alfie Kohn! How pleasant to read an article (Editorial Pages, June 5),"Soccer Riot: Competition Is the Villain," on the underlying illness behind sports. We are inundated with competition but rarely has it been so blatantly expressed as a negative. The priorities for competition in this country as well as other competitive countries seem quite low in quality. As a single mother of a 6-year-old boy, I am constantly questioned about his athletic future. For years I have been against the intense sports competition and what it does to the losers.
February 2, 2012 |
The coffins came down the hill in an intermittent procession Thursday as families focused their rage on police and military forces for not preventing a soccer riot that left 74 people dead and heightened the lawlessness threatening Egypt's unfinished revolution. Mothers wept and fathers railed as coffins were carried one by one from the morgue in Cairo. Sisters fainted and brothers, some with their own wounds bandaged, turned their heads as names were called and bodies, many wrapped in sheets, were collected and driven over a rutted road toward cemeteries across the city.
January 17, 1989 |
The prosecutor in the Heysel soccer riots trial urged today that two Belgian state police officials be convicted for badly organizing security at the 1985 European Champions' Cup match, when 39 people died in the disaster. Prosecutor Pierre Erauw was more lenient with two city officials and two high-level European soccer officials, who were sued by relatives of the victims and fans injured in Europe's worst-ever soccer riot. He said they should not be punished.
June 11, 2002 |
Police and politicians in Russia looked to place blame for riots that broke out during a broadcast of a World Cup match, leaving two dead, scores injured, and cars and shop windows damaged throughout much of Moscow's center. Thousands of young men, many of them drunk, rioted Sunday during Russia's 1-0 loss to Japan. Russian media said one of the victims was a police officer who died from knife wounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2001 |
Although Sunday's disturbance was Huntington Park's sixth soccer riot since 1994, police and businessmen expressed relief Monday that damage to the city's shopping district and the number of arrests were not as high as in earlier incidents. Tom Weselis of the Huntington Park police force gave no dollar estimate of the damage, but said it was fairly minimal, most visibly broken windows at three stores.