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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Albert Ebosse, a 24-year-old striker from Cameroon playing in the top-flight Algerian league for JS Kabylie, died after he was hit in the head by a thrown object from the stands at the end of a game Saturday. Ebosse scored the team's only goal in a 2-1 home loss to USM Alger.


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The Romans were more honest when they conducted their bread and circuses by feeding the players to the lions.

#1 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-08-24 07:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Fans throwing stuff are losers.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-24 08:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wow, that's some crazy craziness. I once saw a fight at a football game when some punk threw something at another fan. They were just about to get into it big time when the police suddenly popped up in about three different places. We were up really high, and I thought somebody might end up thrown over a ledge.

#3 | Posted by cbob at 2014-08-24 09:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

What the hell as thrown at him? I've experienced coins, cheap lighters and other small objects get thrown on the field in futbol games. Here's one the most famous incidents and we are still waiting for the promised 1 game ban at Camp Nou almost 15 years later.


#4 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-08-25 09:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'm actually surprised thrown objects isn't a bigger problem for pro atheletes. Lots of nuts out there. Although major venues in the US pat down everyone now.

In 1986, someone threw a knife at Angels' first baseman Wally Joyner at Yankee Stadium.


#5 | Posted by Sully at 2014-08-25 09:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

There's a venue in England where the sideline refs are too close to the spectators. By the end of the game they are coated in spit. Sometimes the hooligans throw darts at them.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-08-25 10:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

In other countries, spectators are searched for weapons. In the US, they are searched for liquor--can't have any competition for those $12 beers.

I do recall an NFL ref being hit by a thrown bottle in a playoff game in Minneapolis. Many MLB outfielders wear batting helmets in the outfield to protect themselves from the thrown batteries.

Of course, then there was the time when Juan Marichal hit John Roseboro twice over the head with a bat. And the time when Bert Campaneris threw a bat at a pitcher after being hit by a pitch...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2014-08-25 12:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

There was also that iceball throwing incident at Giants Stadium back in the 90's where an older Chargers' coach was knocked out.

This was before cell phones cameras so there was only picture taken of someone throwing a snowball where you could clearly see the guilty party's face. All the local papers ran the picture the next day. The guy was arrested and they treated him as if he was the one who injured the coach rather than just one of many people who were throwing snow/ice balls.

I met him years later at a bar. Said his ex-wife saw the picture and turned him in. After having a couple of drinks with him, I understood why. He tried to end the conversation on a positive note claiming "It has gotten me laid a few times....". Oh yeah, I'm sure the ladies are just swooning over you for being the unluckiest participant in a mini-riot that embarassed the whole state.....

#8 | Posted by Sully at 2014-08-25 12:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

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