Soccer, the Sport of the Hoi Polloi

OK, follow me here.

On February 1, 2012 74 people were killed in a riot that broke out in response to a Soccer game in Port Said, Egypt.

Then, on January 26 (today), 2013, a judge sentenced 21 people to death in connection with the riot from Feb. 1.

Now, in response to the judges ruling, 27 people have been killed in a riot protesting the decision.

Yeah, Soccer is the enlightened sport.

The Super Bowl Post by G. K. Chesterton

“I entertain a private suspicion that physical sports were much more really effective and beneficent when they were not taken quite so seriously. One of the first essentials of sport being healthy is that it should be delightful; it is rapidly becoming a false religion with austerities and prostrations.” ~GKC