Sunday, November 29, 2009

Egypt, Algeria... It's Not About Football

Two Algerian students in Cairo were attacked inside their flat and Egyptian doctors refused to provide necessary care for the simple reason that these students were of… Algerian nationality.

A video of the attack was posted on youtube. The video shows the attackers inside the apartment and throwing furniture and personal belongings of the two students in the street. This makes me ashamed to be Egyptian.

Egyptians are bottling up so much anger and humiliation inside them for reasons that have nothing to do with footbal or with Algeria. They feel helpless and are very confused about who to blame for their misfortunes. Is it Israel? The West? America? Mubarak? The Islamists? Nobody knows and things are getting worse by the day. The poor are getting poorer, jobs are harder to find, the future looks very grim for the younger generations, so this was just an opportunity to invent an enemy and vent out some of the anger.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Egypt Vs Algeria... Pure Hatred

There are rumours that Algerian and Egyptians soccer fans died in clashes and attacks and confirmed news that many were injured and others died from heart attacks...

The hatred and incitement is mad. A TV presenter openly called for killing Algerians in Egypt in retaliation against attacks on Egyptians in Sudan after the match.

Sports were not meant for us. When people go out to attack and kill because they won or lost a football match it proves how screwed up in the head they are.

Now lets look at this from a slightly different angle. Something doesn't make sense here because Algerians and Egyptians should be best buddies. They have so much in common: Both have a passion for religious fundamentalism. They love the hijab and the niqab. They live under dictatorships. They are poor and oppressed. Not very keen on hard work. Hypocrites, stupid, cowards.

Come on assholes keep up the stoning and the beating till you finish each other off. You dont really deserve to live.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Egypt Vs Algeria Match: Why is it such a big deal?

Unlike the Sandmonkey, I love football. But never before have I been so pissed off by the way the Egyptian state controlled media machine handled a game.

OK it is an important game and the FIFA World Cup is the second biggest international sports event after the Olympics, but in the end isn't it just a soccer game? Maybe not.

The world cup will be in June 2010 and in that same month the Egyptian parliamentary elections will be held. The participation of the Egyptian team in the world cup would present a perfect distraction from all the bullshit that is going on and would make us all feel good.

The Egyptian media is trying desperately hard to turn this match into a patriotic orgi. An event that will unify all Egyptians and give them hope and confidence. Mubarak attended a team training session and Egyptian TV is awash with patriotic songs played with soccer video and images of Mubarak and his son and heir apparent Gamal. What is the link between Gamal and the World Cup? I don't know.

I never thought I would say this: I want Egypt to lose.

Update: I was kidding. Didn't really mean it. I am happy we won the Cairo match :)))

Update: Algeria won in Sudan but both sides are assholes and this is not football

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