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  • August 3, 2017

FUNNY FOOTBALL FACT: 1 REFEREE KILLED OVER 300 FANS

FUNNY FOOTBALL FACT: 1 REFEREE KILLED OVER 300 FANS

A Referee killed over 300 People in one football match many years back. Sounds ridiculous, right? Let’s tell you how it all happened.

The referee made a call in a match between Peru and Argentina on May 24, 1964,  sparks a riot, and more than 300 fans were killed and another 500 people were injured in the violent scrimmage that followed at National Stadium in Lima, Peru.

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The match was a qualifier for the 1964 Olympics and the Peruvian fans were fiercely cheering on their team with only a few minutes left in a close game. When the referee disallowed an apparent goal for Peru, the stadium went wild. The resulting panic and crowd-control measures taken caused stampedes in which people were crushed and killed.

The extent of this disaster has only been surpassed once. In 1982, 340 people died at a match in Moscow when a late goal caused fans who had exited the game to attempt to return suddenly. Meanwhile, police were forcing people to exit; those caught in the middle were crushed.

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Large-scale soccer disasters date back to 1946 when 33 fans were crushed to death in Bolton, England when overcrowded conditions caused a barrier to collapse onto fans.

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