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30 July 2007

NOT a soccer fan

I wouldn't be either. This is a tragic, disgusting, freak accident. This is what happens when idiots fire guns in the air. Those responsible are likely to be oblivious to the loss.. What a heart breaker. Many have died this way in the past week in Iraq. Shame on anyone who fires a pistol as an expression of joy. Unforgiveable stupidity which should be punished. Don't you think? This is what confetti, air horns and party hats are for, no?.
Photo
A woman reacts outside a hospital morgue in Mahmoudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, July 29, 2007, after her daughter was killed by stray bullets as Iraqis celebrate winning the final match of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup soccer tournament against Saudi Arabia held in Jakarta. Police in Baghdad and Kut reported at least seven deaths and more than 50 people wounded by stray bullets as gun-toting revellers took to the streets in a wave of euphoria unprecedented after four years of war. REUTERS/Ibrahim Sultan

6 comments:

Finduk O. said...

that is a seriously powerful picture. i didn't want to look at it too long, for fear of getting too emotional...thanks for posting it, i will send out positive energy towards that lady...
about shooting around guns, i find it especially stupid that people who had nothing to do with inventing a gun try and use it as if it is a part of their culture of celebration. stupid stupid stupid.

Forrest Gump said...

Stupid is as stupid does.

Murat said...

Finduk- glad we agree on this.

serhat said...

This is just what was missing in Iraq...

Dilaver said...

I am a soccer fan but not an unconscious being... Soccer is a beautiful game but violence is violence no matter what you link it to ..It's ugly.
Dilaver

Turkophile said...

Throughout the past 15 years I've been on this planet, there hasn't been a single moment when I enjoyed soccer. It always ends in tears, or in many cases, much worse...