Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Just a Sorcerer Loser...

A football match in the town of Butembo in Democratic Republic of Congo turned deadly last week. Not from overzealous fans, but hexing.

Nyuki was losing against the local team, Socozaki. In an effort to sway the odds in their favor, Nyuki's goalie performed a little ritual in an effort to curse the opposition. A brawl started between players, resulting in an all-out riot.

Eleven people were killed. Several others were seriously injured.

Africans take witchcraft as seriously as their football. Throughout the summer, dozens of people have been killed in western Africa for practicing black magic.

And to think fans of American football claim to be rowdy...

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