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The last time a football match took place in the stadium in Port Said was the 2nd of February 2012. It was played between Egypt‘s two premier leagues, Al-Masri and Al-Ahly. Both teams‘ fans also belonged to different political groups. Immediately after the game, Al-Masri fans stormed the field, and seventy-four people were killed in the riots that followed. The subsequent investigations revealed that the action had been politically motivated. Among others, the chief of police was sentenced; police had allowed the massacre without taking any action to stop it.