July 26, 2007

Let’s celebrate!

by Dan Bilicki In: Soccer

Soccer fans have always been known to take celebrations up to the next level over all other sports fans, but this one is tragic. Yesterday, after Iraq beat South Korea 4-3 on penalty kicks to advance to the Asia Cup finals, fans took to the streets and did what they seemingly usually do in Baghdad: set off car bombs. 50 people were killed during the celebrations in the horrific event.

It should be needless to say that this sort of thing is senseless but everyone hears and says it every day it seems. Who would’ve thought that a time of happiness could turn around this quickly?

You could only imagine what would happen if the Iraqi side defeats Saudi Arabia (who surprisingly beat Japan to advance) for the Asian Cup. It might be an even happier and conversely an even more tragic day if “celebrations” like that keep up.

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