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17 January 2018 17:04 (South Africa)

Somali soccer fans killed for watching World Cup match

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Two Somali soccer fans were been killed near Mogadishu on Saturday by members of the militant Islamic group Hizbul Islam after they were caught watching a World Cup match on television. Dozens of people were also arrested by the group, which imposes a strict version of Islam in the areas it controls in southern and eastern Somalia.  Read more: The Telegraph

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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