An incredible scene took place at Cairo’s main stadium during the much-anticipated match between top Egyptian team Zamalek and Tunisia’s Club African.
Club African, which beat Zamalek 4-2 in an earlier match nearly two weeks ago, was again ahead 2-1 on Saturday.
But the game broke down after thousands Egyptian fans invaded the pitch, and according to Ahramonline, three Tunisian players are missing, with Egyptian fans damaging the stadium when a Zamalek goal was nixed for an offside.
The Egyptian players can clearly be seen forming a human shield around the Tunisian players in an attempt to protect them from the angry mob.
“Local and international matches have been suspended over the past weeks as a result of the uprising. They only resumed recently.”
According to RassdNews, the army intervened to disperse the crowd.
Egypt’s official news agency, MENA, quoted an official with the health ministry as saying that nine people were wounded in the fracas.
Egyptians took to microblogging site Twitter and expressed sorrow and regret for what happened on the pitch on Saturday night.