FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants to make sure nothing like the soccer violence in Egypt happens again. According to the BBC, Blatter has written a letter to the Egyptian FA president, Samir Zaher, asking for details regarding the outbreak that left over 70 dead.
“Today is a black day for football and we must take steps to ensure that such a catastrophe never happens again,” Blatter wrote. “Football is a force for good and we must not allow it to be abused by those who mean evil.
“I await further news from you concerning the circumstances of this tragedy.”
In Wednesday’s game between Al-Ahly and Al Masry, rioting and mayhem broke out after the game. The governor of Port Said resigned following Wednesday’s attacks, and the entire FA board has been fired.
Blatter now wants an answer and details as to how the outbreak of violence occured, asking Zaher to explain.
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