More Somali 'Freedom Fighters' Arrested Trying to Blow up Soccer Game

On the one hand, it's soccer. On the other hand, there might be some innocent people in the stadium. Like, a devoted wife. Or a gay guy who's there to support his 'partner'. Or the mom of one of the players who, despite going to bed at night wondering where she went wrong, is determined to put a brave face on the whole thing:

Ethiopian police have arrested five more people suspected of plotting suicide bombings during Ethiopia's World Cup qualifying match against Nigeria in October, security officials said on Thursday.

The planned attack failed when two Somali suicide bombers accidentally blew themselves up a few kilometers (miles) from Addis Ababa Stadium where soccer fans were gathering.

The men who plotted the attack were all Somali nationals belonging to the militant Islamist group al Shabaab

As much as we hate soccer, there has to be a better way than killing people to stop this evil sport!

*I kid, I kid. I like soccer. Without it, my daughters would be forced to play softball or golf. And you know what that means.

**Also kidding! Not all softball players and LPGA tournament members are gay. But it's all about playing the odds with your kids, you know?

***Come on, I'm still kidding. Lighten up!

Posted by: Rusty at 01:41 PM


1 Never thought I'd see the day that this Blog came out as Soccer-phobic. Next thing you know, there'll be quotes of confirmed anti-Hockey-ites openly used as blog-post headlines!

Posted by: MtTB at December 20, 2013 02:52 PM

2 A FOOTball game is more likely to be attacked. That's mostly Americans.

Posted by: EROWMER at December 22, 2013 09:41 AM

3 Some things you don't mess with. Football is one of them. American football fans would slaughter the Muslims and if Obama and Holder didn't like it tough shit. Screwing with football is far worse than tugging on superman's cape. I rather pull the mask off the ole lone Ranger.

Posted by: Greyrooster at December 23, 2013 09:29 AM

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