Yesterday, over 70 Egyptians diedfrom the pandemonium that resulted after fans stormed the field at the end of a soccer match. Some may have reacted in anger, others in disgust. Former Egyptian National Soccer Team goalkeeper, also a former MP, Ahmed Shobair displayed those emotions and more in a screeching, emotional speech on Egyptian TV.
The Middle East translation site MEMRI captured the breakdown and provides a transcript:
Dear viewers, there are 13 dead in Port Said hospital, 11 dead in Ismailiya hospital, and 11 dead in another hospital... All this in a soccer match. There are three lying dead in the stadium. This happened in a soccer match between Egyptians and Egyptians - [the casualties are] among the supporters of Al-Ahly and of Al-Masry, as well as among the security personnel in the stadium.
People died over a soccer match. Is this the outcome we hoped for?! Is this what we wanted?! People dying in a soccer match?! In the heart of Egyptian soccer?!
Why? Whether Al-Ahly wins or Al-Masry wins - why should there be any dead?! Why are people dying in Egypt? Because of a soccer match?! Because of crazy people?! Why?!
You can watch the incredibly moving clip below: