What started as a football game between Al Ahly club and Al Masry in Port Said ended in a human tragedy with a death toll of over 50 Egyptian mostly from young football fans “From 15 to 32” and the injury of at least 180 Egyptian civilian !!
Now in Port Said there is a big tragedy , a big defeat for all of us. I do not care who won or who lost.
|One of the injured|
It is more than terrible to watch the whole thing on Al Ahly TV channel and see the Ultras fans and footballers stuck in the dressing rooms , the footballers trying to save the injured fans witnessing their death in front of their eyes. They are waiting for security to let them out and up till now nobody has come to save them. The hooligans of the Al Masry club did not stop at that but stopped ambulances for hours till they had to leave.
|The footballers leaving the field|
There was a fire in the Cairo stadium and it turned out that Zamalek Ultras Fan set their big banner on fire , it has a meaning in the Ultras dictionary.
Now many tweeps and Facebookers are accusing SCAF and the MOI of standing behind this violence and consider it a revenge from the Ultras because of their political position.
The Ultras in Cairo “From Ahly and Zamalek clubs” played an extreme role in the revolution since day one and their role was obvious especially in the camel battle which sadly enough its first anniversary will be tomorrow !! Many of the revolution martyrs are from Ultras Ahlaway and Ultras white knights. Some of the founders of Ultras Ahlaway have passed away tonight.
Another group believes that this is planned action to impose the emergency law, already the emergency actually is imposed in case of thuggery either ways.
What enforced those conspiracy theories are the absence of the governor of Port Said and the head of the Port Said security directorate in the match “I do not know if they should be there”.
Even Former Prime minister Essam Sharaf believes in the conspiracy theory as message intended to be sent to the revolutionaries.
On the other hand other say it is the result of this tension between the Ultras groups especially between Canal clubs and the Cairo clubs showing the Al Masry Ultras fans threatening messages to El Ahly fans on Facebook “Leave your to your mom”
هل ما يحدث في بورسعيد وفي استاد القاهرة هي رسالة يراد توجيهها للثورة؟ بأي الكلمات يمكن ان ننعي الذي قتلوا؟— Essam Sharaf (@DrEssamSharaf) February 1, 2012
Of course all people agree that the police and CSF are totally responsible and they are because they could have controlled the whole game but for some reason they did not stop but they rather let the
Now to all foreign reporters who need more information about the Ultras and their history in Egypt as well background on what happened , I recommend you contact Journalist Gemyhood of UWK
@10:00 PM CLTThe security forces in Port Said announced that the Ahly club fans and players are going to be transferred to Cairo in the police buses but they are afraid to leave. On the other hand there is a rumor that the the Ahly and Zamalek fans are taking buses to Port Said.
@10:12 PM CLTThe Egyptian TV announced that the army has sent two military planes to transfer the Ahly fans and Ahly team.
There is a lot of rumors currently sweeping twitter like Hurricane.
@10:36 PM CLTThe Egyptian parliament will discuss the matter tomorrow morning demanding an explanation
There was a rumor that the governor of Port Said and the head of the security directorate were fired but it turns out it is a rumor.
The Egyptian premier league is suspended. El Ahly Club has withdrew from the league as well other clubs. The Zamalek Ultras is supporting El Ahly. There is news that a number of Ahly footballers announced that they will quit playing.
The death toll reached to 73 Egyptians.
PM Essam El Arian blames SCAF and the MOI for what happened while Sheikh Fadel Soliman thinks it is a conspiracy made by the state security against the current minister of interior especially with that series of armed robberies.
Liverpool SC has offered its condolences as well couple of Tunisian football clubs. There will be a lot of protests and marches tomorrow.
The people of Port Said is also Responsible and they should pay respect to those 70 martyrs.
@12:23 AM CLTNews about a march moving towards the security directorate in Port. One Policeman died in the clashes and people are not sleeping tonight in Port Said searching for their relative and friends in the hospitals.
@1:02 AM CLT
Here are photos from the young men who have been killed today .
Hundreds of Ultras fans from Ahly and Zamalek as well the families of the Ahly supporters are currently Ramsis Railway station chanting “Down with SCAF” waiting to know if their beloved ones are alive or dead.
There are unconfirmed clashes in Suez between the Suez Ultras as two Ultras members from there were killed in the clashes. There boys , young boys killed in the clashes from Damietta , Port Said, Cairo and Suez. So young , I can’t open my Facebook pages.
47 rioters were arrested in Port Said and the Ultras there are attack the security directorate.
FIFA president has issued a statement !!
Field Marshal Tantawy has received the first flight from Ahly team and spoke to the media saying that they will know the culprits and what happened in Egypt happens everywhere asking the people to stop this violence. He also said that the families of the martyrs will be compensated.
Lt. General Ismail Etman went to the players and told them that what happened was actually planned whether Ahly won or lost and the culprits are going to be arrested and the big conspiracy will exposed to the whole world !!
@2:03 AM CLT
SCAF has issued a new communiqué : Egypt will have an official mourning for 3 days.
I am scared from tomorrow.