City: Port Said
Date: February 2012
Number of people involved: 1,000+
The Port Said riots are a fatalistic example of why you shouldn't mess with some die-hard sports fans. On February 1, 2012, in what seemed to be a peaceful Egyptian premier league football match between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly clubs, the 3-1 victory by Al-Masry catalyzed a full-on riot where Al-Masry fans brutally attacked Al-Ahly fans. Following the victory, Al-Masry fans stormed onto the field armed with knives, clubs, swords, and stones, resulting in fatal melee of 79 deaths caused by stabbing, brain hemorrhages, or concussions.