Egypt apologizes to Tunisia after football match

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Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf apologized to Tunisia after Egyptian football fans flooded the field on Sunday (April 3rd) to attack Tunisian players during a match between Cairo's Zamalek and Tunisia's Club African. Sharaf said on the Egyptian TV channel Al-Hayat that the Egyptian government will not tolerate what happened and will deal firmly with the situation.

Zamalek supporters stormed the pitch during injury time of the match. The match was cancelled as Egyptian fans attacked the referee and the Tunisian players, and dismantled goal posts in chaotic scenes aired live on television, with police intervening to stop the violence.

Later on Sunday, nearly 1,000 Egyptians gathered in front of the Tunisian embassy chanting pro-Tunisian slogans and holding signs reading "I'm sorry," Ahram Online reported.

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    خالد - مصر

    2011-4-7

    The Egyptian people apologize to the Tunisian and Algerian peoples, and we want the Arabs to be united.