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Angry Soccer Fans Kill Star Player

Albert Ebosse dies after Algerian fans start throwing things

(Newser) - Algerian soccer fans angry over their team's 2-1 loss started throwing objects—reportedly rocks—at their players, and the defeat quickly turned tragic when 24-year-old JS Kabylie player Albert Ebosse got hit in the head. The star striker later "succumbed to a head injury," according to a... More »

21 Get Death Sentences Over Egypt Soccer Riot

Verdict leads to yet more violence, with another 27 dead

(Newser) - An Egyptian court sentenced 21 people to death today on charges related to one of the world's deadliest incidents of soccer violence . The verdict touched off an attempted jailbreak and a riot that killed 27 in the Mediterranean port city that is home to most of the defendants. Immediately... More »

120 Busted as Russians, Poles Clash at Soccer Showdown

15 seriously injured in Warsaw fan skirmishes at Euro 2012

(Newser) - Euro 2012 has been shaken by some of the worst violence to hit a major soccer tournament in years. At least 120 people were arrested as large groups of Polish and Russian fans clashed in Warsaw before and after the two national sides played to a 1-1 tie, reports the... More »

Hundreds Injured in Egypt Protests

Demonstrations take place day after soccer violence

(Newser) - Anger over a deadly soccer riot erupted in fresh clashes that injured nearly 400 people today as security forces fired tear gas at fans and other protesters who accused police of failing to stop the bloodshed. The violence threatened to plunge the country into a new crisis nearly a year... More »

Egyptians Blast Military for Deadly Soccer Rampage

Security stood by to let violence escalate, say Parliament leaders

(Newser) - Egyptian politicians and activists are blaming the military for the world's deadliest soccer rampage in 15 years, which claimed the lives of 74 and injured more than 1,000 people . Leaders of the new Parliament accused the military-led government of deliberately allowing the violence at the Port Said match... More »

Fan Stampede Mars Pre-World Cup Match

At least 15 injured just 5 days before tournament begins

(Newser) - Fans stampeded outside the gates of a stadium playing host to a World Cup warmup match today near Johannesburg, injuring at least 15. A police officer was seriously hurt as violence marred the countdown to the first African World Cup, which begins Friday. " He was crushed by the gates... More »

Roman Soccer Fans Will Kick, Er, Stab Your Butt

Anyway you slice it, extreme fans like to attack from behind

(Newser) - People who attend soccer games in Rome have to watch their backsides, warns the BBC. That's because Romans are particularly fond of stabbing rival fans in the butt. Stabbings are "now so frequent they're hardly reported in the press," said a professor who has studied the attacks. "... More »

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