Inside Conditions – The Spirit of ‘Spartacus’

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Retarded alert: last weekend the newyorkdailynews.com reported that a man was killed when a toilet was thrown from the stands after a soccer match.  According to the report, “A man was killed when a lunatic soccer fan hurled a toilet bowl from stadium stands as supporters of rival clubs clashed in northeastern Brazil.

A police officer in Recife said on Saturday that the death occurred [last] Friday at Arruda Stadium after a match between Santa Cruz and Parana. The cop spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. He said said fans ripped three toilet bowls out of stadium restrooms and threw them from the stands. One hit and instantly killed a fan he identified only as Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva.

The incident comes six weeks before Brazil hosts the World Cup. Is Brazil ready to host several World Cup soccer matches in less than two months?

The following is a partial list of sports disasters over the past 50 years. provided by infoplease.com  “May 24, 1964, Lima, Peru: more than 300 soccer fans killed and over 500 injured during riot and panic following unpopular ruling by referee in Peru vs. Argentina soccer game. It is worst soccer disaster on record.

January 2, 1971 Glasgow, Scotland: 66 killed in crush at Glasgow Rangers home stadium when soccer fans trying to leave encountered fans trying to return to stadium after hearing that a late goal had been scored.

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