First of all this post is a late apology to all our dear Tunisian and Algerian brothers for what happened last Saturday in Cairo Stadium. I will not be claiming anything if I say that I apology on behalf of millions of Egyptians because in many Egyptians share my anger. If we should say anything to Tunisia , it should be Thank you for inspiration and giving huge confidence to the Egyptians that they can do it as well.
Second of all I thank PM Essam Sharaf and our FM Nabil Al –Araby for their quick action when they officially apologized to Tunisia and Algeria. It is enough to that Nabil Al-Araby called his Tunisian counterpart in his way to a TV show when he knew about the attack to apologize without even waiting orders from above. This swift action gives more confidence to both men especially Al-Araby whom I owe a post for his interview.
Some claim that the attack was a deliberate act while others claim it was a hooliganism attack that went too long. Despite I hate the counter revolution on everything and despite I know some of our hooligans have got a problem but there is something fishy. At 10 AM the stadium manager reported that there were 2 thousand thugs have entered the stadium with light weapons !!! He technically did nothing when he should cancel the game. Of course you must know the Cairo stadium manager was among the bodyguards of Gamal and Alaa Mubarak !! There was small number of police forces unlike any other match in a strange way !! For God sake I once saw CSF on horses preparing for some game between Zamalak and some other team in the early morning at the stadium just before the revolution !!! These 13 emergency yellow gates to the field which were opened at the same time in less than 3 minutes when they should not be opened !!?
There is a lot of questions in this attack that makes it unusual hooliganism case.
I am afraid this is just another episode in the TV series “Me or Chaos” we are currently witnessing. The first episode is the lack of security while the second episode is the return of the religious radicalization represented in Salafists and the third episode is that night of Stadium.We understand these tricks.
I do not know why the AFC does not impose the new thuggery law against those thugs who attacked the stadium as well as those called Salafists who are burning down shrines.
Postponing the league championship is so much needed , already we need the people to focus on things that really matter , yes football is a big industry but this industry needs to be purified from the old regime followers and they are so many starting from the football federation members.
I have not been able to blog recently because I have underwent a LASIK operation Saturday morning , I only logged to twitter couple of times in the past 48 hours breaking the doctor’s orders. I know I still can’t blog as before because my eyes need to rest more but I felt this post is so much needed.