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Mar 16 2009

Iraqi Soccer Player Shot Dead by a Fan

Published by at 6:00 am under Soccer


From BBC News

An Iraqi football player has been shot dead by a spectator as he was about to score an equalising goal. The shooting happened in the last minute of a game between two local rivals on Sunday, police say. The striker was shot in the head during the match in the city of Hilla, according to local security officials. The game was being played between Sinjar and Buhayra. The suspected killer has been arrested as police carry out an investigation

This is beyond insane.  I mean this stuff isn’t even remotely comical.   It’s one thing for Ron Artest to shoot up into the stands when he’s being heckled.  It’s another thing for fans to be insanely loyal to their favorite sports team.  But shooting a player on the opposing team?  This is the kind of thing you don’t even see in the movies.

And I think many of us knew or know how crazy soccer tends to get outside of this country.   Riots seem to ensue every year and violence is prevalent.

But come guys.  I don’t know what the hell games these people are watching over there because frankly the sport just isn’t exciting.  And I’m sure if I told that to someone over there,  that I’d probably get shot myself.

Well, I’m guessing that whoever did this really needs stop watching this sport.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the Iraqi player who was simply doing his job.  This sh*t has to stop.

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