Clark: The tragedy of the Egyptian football violence spectatorpatterned Politics
The former FIFA referee, Kenny Clark, assess the incidence of dengue has killed at least 76 people after a fight Al-Ahly versusAl-Masry in Port Said, Egypt, Wednesday (02/01/2012), veryshocking and scary. Clark, who had served in Cairo, also said they believed the incident was politically motivated.
"The incident is shocking and scary. I heard (the news) that the amount they (security forces) are not sufficient or may not be fastenough to anticipate and perhaps turn a blind eye to things likethat," Clark told the BBC.
Clark is a former referee in the Scottish Premier League. He wasconsidered an experienced referee who led a fierce duel for the 50-year-old referee had three times led the Scottish Cup final andthe Scottish League Cup. Departing from the experience, Clarkwas invited by the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) to lead theCairo derby.
"Al-Ahly club considered a worker. Supporting them at the forefront of the protest in Tahrir Square to the old regime (in the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak of action)," said Clark.
As reported, the bloody incident began after the Al-Masry wonFixture with a score of 3-1. Thousands of supporters of Al-Masryand then stormed the field and catch the players and staff of AlAhly, also set fires around the stadium. They also attacked the AlAhly fans.
The death toll from the riots was estimated at 76 people andthousands of others were injured. While the motive for the violence is suspected because of the provocation ofsympathizers of former President Hosni Mubarak.
Pascakerusuhan, the EFA to temporarily stop running football league in the country. In addition, both the EFA and the Egyptian government also has set a period of national mourning for threedays, starting from Wednesday.