Tag Archives: Soccer Riot

  • Egyptian Soccer Riot Leaves 25 Dead (Video + Pics)

    Egyptian Soccer Riot Leaves 25 Dead (Video + Pics)

    A riot erupted outside an Egyptian Premier League soccer match on Sunday evening, resulting in a stampede and clashes with police. The Associated Press now reports that 25 people are dead. This tragedy comes almost exactly three years after the Port Said Stadium riot that killed 74 people. Ironically, measures taken to prevent such riots […]

  • Soccer Fans in Prague Get Pretty Worked Up Over the Prague Derby (Video)

    Soccer Fans in Prague Get Pretty Worked Up Over the Prague Derby (Video)

    We’re pretty accustomed to seeing soccer fans brawl and riot before, during and after significant matches. And since few matches are as significant to fans as a derby match–i.e., a match between a heated intercity or regional rival—these matches often surpass all others in fan violence. We saw this last week in Newcastle, England, where […]

  • Newcastle United Hooligan Punches Police Horse in the Face (Videos)

    Newcastle United Hooligan Punches Police Horse in the Face (Videos)

    While fans of Manchester City were busy making out after their team’s big victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup semis yesterday, fans of Newcastle United were busy punching police horses. Talk about a juxtaposition. What would bring a soccer fan to punch a horse? Well, actually, just about anything I guess. His team won, […]

  • AC Milan Fans Riot While Celebrating Arrival of Mario Balotelli (Video)

    AC Milan Fans Riot While Celebrating Arrival of Mario Balotelli (Video)

    As big as football is in the United States, the sport still cannot quite boast about having the country’s undivided attention the way, say, hockey captures the undivided attention of Canadians. And as big as hockey is in Canada, it still somehow pails in comparison to the love of soccer pretty much everywhere else. Need […]

  • Fans and Players Riot at South American Soccer Match (Video)

    Fans and Players Riot at South American Soccer Match (Video)

    Brawls between fans at sporting events are not terribly uncommon. For that matter, neither are brawls on the field between players. However, what is uncommon are brawls that involve both fans and players. Nevertheless, that is exactly what happened on Tuesday during a soccer match in Paraguay. Paraguay’s Cerro Porteño was hosting Argentina’s Club Atlético […]