Egyptian Court Sentences 21 Soccer Fans To Death Reviewed by Momizat on . An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences given to 21 soccer fans for their role in a stadium riot in Port Said last year, a case which has provoked deadl An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences given to 21 soccer fans for their role in a stadium riot in Port Said last year, a case which has provoked deadl Rating:
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Egyptian Court Sentences 21 Soccer Fans To Death

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences given to 21 soccer fans for their role in a stadium riot in Port Said last year, a case which has provoked deadly clashes in the city.

The stadium deaths occurred in February 2012 at the end of a match between Al-Ahly and Al-Masry and have been a flashpoint for protests in Port Said and Cairo.

Spectators were crushed when panicked crowds tried to escape from the stadium after a pitch invasion by supporters of Al-Masry.  Others fell and were thrown from terraces.

The verdict further ignited outrage as hundreds of fans burnt down the headquarters of the Egyptian Football Association.

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