ESPN.com reports at least 74 died during a melee at a soccer match following an upset result. It happened in the seaside city of Port Said. People rushed on the field after Al-Masry, the home team in the Mediterranean city, beat Al-Ahly, based in Cairo and one of Egypt's most popular teams. It has been called one of the worse incidents at a soccer match in Egypt since 1996. One player was quoted as saying it was "like a war." Another match was stopped in Cairo after news of the melee spread. Fans in Cairo responded by burning benches in the stands.
CNN reported that tensions were escalating throughout the match. The events raise more questions of security in Egypt. There are conflicting reports to whether or not the melee was connected to the citizens political uprising. The season has been suspended. Al-Ahly got back to Cairo safely, but many of their supporters are vowing revenge.