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10 Strangest Sports Fan Deaths


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Nancy
- 2924 days ago - onlinecertificateprograms.org
We also know that large crowds, angry (and alcohol-induced) behavior, steep seats and barely-there railings have caused many fans to lose their lives. Some call it a freak accident, others call it preventable.



   

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Shirley S (187)
Friday July 15, 2011, 12:26 am
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bu s (1)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 11:24 pm
All of the ten stories; real life tragedies which culminated in injuries and/or death noted with prayer for the departed souls and their grieving loved ones and families and friends.
But there is one exception where authorities used brutal force instead of precautionary/defensive measures to disperse the crowd. The following excerpt is reproduced below which is totally deplorable and unjustified.

"An estimated 50 people were tragically killed at a Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, soccer match in 2005. During the U.S.-backed "Play for Peace" soccer game, hooded policemen and civilians armed with machetes stormed the crowd and began attacking thousands of spectators. The purpose of the match was to steer young people away from gang activity, but Haitian police and their civilian accomplices turned on their own people targeting those who were seen as "scum" and "bandits"

Thanks to Nancy B for bring up the stories, so that we can condemn these actions and hopefully in the future the barbaric acts will be protested by civilized nations who may put pressure for accountable with punishment.
 
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