Rowdies with a Cause (JMD quoted in Foreign Policy)

From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Tue Feb 5 2013, 18:45:35

Rowdies with a Cause

How a bunch of soccer fans became the Muslim Brotherhood's worst nightmare.

BY SULOME ANDERSON | FEBRUARY 5, 2013

Soccer violence has played a surprisingly prominent role in Egypt's 2011 revolution and the protests that have flared across the nation in recent days. Tightly organized bands of soccer fans known as the Ultras were instrumental in the effort to topple Hosni Mubarak, and more recently they've stood at the forefront of the wave of bloodletting that prompted President Morsy to declare a state of emergency after more than 30 people were killed in the soccer-related riots in the Suez Canal city of Port Said. Since the Port Said fiasco, protests have continued to swell to the point that there has been serious talk of removing Morsy from power and installing an interim unity government.

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