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Law against hooligans must be implemented: Egyptian Football Association

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Egyptian Football Association has urged President Mohammed Mursi to fully implement a law against stadium riots and as soon as possible, a sport news website reported Sunday.

Members of the football association, who met with President Mursi, said safety must return to stadiums especially after the deadly Port Said riots which saw the killing of 72 Al-Ahly football fans, Kooora reported.

Head of the association, Jamal Allam, presented the request officially to the president and urged him to take a swift decision, adding that the law will deter aggressive rioters and put an end to violence taking place in the stadiums.

Meanwhile, documents belonging to Egyptian football history were burned and its trophies looted last week.

Violence erupted in Egypt’s Port Said after a court verdict gave death sentences to 21 culprits who took part in Port Said’s football violence.

Fear from hooliganism and violent acts have compelled the football association to hold football matches behind closed doors.