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Iraqi Footballer Shot Dead By Fan

by | 15th, March 2009

TO the match between Sinjar and Buhayra, two Iraqi football teams. The striker is shot dead by a fan.

Reports The Herald Sun:

AN Iraqi footballer was killed by a stray bullet when one of his team’s supporters fired off several rounds to celebrate their victory, police said.

The game had just ended in a 1-0 home win for Annana over Sinjar, neighbouring village teams west of Hilla city, police lieutenant Ali al-Khafaji said.

“A stray bullet hit Annana player Haider Hakem in the chest and he died,” Lieut Khafaji said.

Police arrested the suspected killer from Annana, a rural settlement near Hilla, 120km south of Baghdad. Fans often launch into a blaze of triumphal gunfire in Iraq when major league teams clash.

Or as the BBC puts it:

An Iraqi football player has been shot dead by a spectator as he was about to score an equalising goal.

The shooting happened in the last minute of a game between two local rivals on Sunday, police say

The sooner we gave goal line cameras, the better…

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