View Full Version : Crazied sports fan in Iraq

03-16-2009, 08:26 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) Police say an Iraqi soccer player has been shot dead just as he was about to kick what could have been the tying goal in a weekend game south of Baghdad.

Police Maj. Muthanna Khalid says a striker from the Buhairat amateur team was facing only the goalie during a Sunday match in Hillah when a supporter of the rival Sinjar club shot him in the head in the final minute of play.

Sinjar was leading 1-0 when the shooting occurred. Khalid said a spectator was arrested.

More Iraqis are turning out for sports events now that security is improving. Major matches in Baghdad are heavily guarded but security in amateur games in smaller cities is often lax.

I kow I get as mad as the next person when my team is blowing it but damn this is excessive.

03-16-2009, 08:46 PM
Was it the ghost of Sadam Hussein:chuckle:

03-16-2009, 08:53 PM
Was it the ghost of Sadam Hussein:chuckle:

Sounds more like the reincarnation of one of his psycho sons.

tony hipchest
03-16-2009, 09:13 PM
this woulda NEVER happened if bush were still prez.

03-16-2009, 10:14 PM
sounds like the soccer player doesnt have the cat like reflexes of bush:wink02:

But seriously that is crazy!

03-16-2009, 10:18 PM
Scoring in soccer is not that easy. If his goalie is that bad, maybe he should have been shot instead. :noidea:

03-17-2009, 09:23 AM
Apparently there is still no freedom to score a goal in soccer in Iraq yet

03-17-2009, 09:48 AM
this woulda NEVER happened if bush were still prez.

Well, at least it wasn't a socialistic tendancy to redistribute the points. Clearly, a tie was not good enough. Those evil capitalists.

03-17-2009, 01:43 PM
They left out the names of the teams in the article. The match featured the heavily favored Basra Bombers against the Hilla Head Takers. The shooting had nothing to do with soccer :noidea:

03-17-2009, 02:40 PM
this woulda NEVER happened if bush were still prez.

They would have been throwing shoe bombs instead :flap: :toofunny:

03-17-2009, 03:27 PM
Soccer fans committing murder? Iraq is westernizing faster than we possibly could have hoped for!

03-17-2009, 05:01 PM
All they need to do is bury landmines in the field and place IEDs near the goals.

Remember, if they wear towels outside of the locker room...