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Egyptian football fans set stage for growing anti-government protests

Militant, street battle-hardened Egyptian football fans set the stage for growing protests against the government of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi when, earlier this month, they forced their way into a stadium, in protest against the country’s long-standing ban on supporters attending football matches. The storming of the pitch in the Borg Al-Arab stadium in the …

James Dorsey

Football deaths raise stakes for Egypt’s general-turned-president Al-Sisi

By James M. Dorsey The death of at least 40 militants, highly politicised, and street battle-hardened Egyptian football fans in clashes with security forces raises the stakes for General-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s efforts to suppress political dissent. The incident is one of the worst in Egyptian sporting history and the latest in a number of …

Daily News Egypt


Port Said massacre: The day the Away fans never came back

  On 1 February 2012, 74 Al-Ahly supporters belonging to the club’s biggest fan base Ultras Ahlawy were killed following a football match in the Port Said stadium in what became commonly known as the “Port Said massacre”. Al-Masry fans stormed the pitch and attacked Al-Ahly players and fans. Clashes broke out between the two …

Nourhan Fahmy

Militant football fans reassert their key role in protest with storming of Cairo stadium

By James M. Dorsey Militant, street battle-hardened football fans stormed a Cairo stadium in advance of the second leg of crowned Al-Ahly SC’s African Confederation Cup final against Ivory Coast’s SĂ©wĂ© Sport in a reassertion of the fans’ key role in protests against the regime of toppled president Hosni Mubarak and subsequent governments. The storming …

Daily News Egypt

Jail sentences re-position Egyptian football as potential protest venue

By James M. Dorsey An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 militant football fans to five years in prison in an expansion of the military-backed regime’s crackdown on its Islamist and non-Islamists opponents that could ultimately re-position football as a major platform of protest. The fans, members of Ultras Ahlawy, the well-organised and street battled-hardened militant …

Daily News Egypt

Interior ministry between honesty and deception

“It is a scenario everybody has become bored with for its repetitiveness. Football in Egypt has returned as an empty theater show for the sake of the Egyptian police, as if the decisions of the Egyptian security [apparatus] are revelations from above, even if it does not mean a thing but their inability to perform …

Fady Ashraf