Saturday, January 09, 2010

Violence hits Soccer

It is not surprising that Togo have withdrawn from the African Cup of Nations after yesterday's bus attack. The entire episode has been shocking. Yes, such bus attacks have taken place many times before in various countries but this one is different because the bus was packed with soccer player. Soccer has always been an outlet for people to escape the troubles of their daily life but this time around soccer is directly harmed.

The famous Liverpool manager had a quote: "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that."

Well yesterday's incident should change that perception.

Will the tournament still go on? How will this effect the security question regarding the World Cup in South Africa?

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