More than 1,000 people were injured, and 74 killed, in a riot at a soccer stadium in Port Said, Egypt, after local Al Masry fans stormed the field following their team's upset victory over visiting Cairo-based Al Ahly, the winningest team in Africa. Panicked Al Ahly fans rushed for the exits after Al Masry supporters rushed the visitors' end, but the steel gates were bolted shut, causing dozens to be crushed to death in the stampede. Officials describe it as the worst case of soccer hooliganism in Egyptian history, but critics accuse the nation's military leaders of facilitating the "Port Said Massacre" as payback for the Al Ahly ultras' years of political agitation. recommended Detroit Lions fan Shawn Payton, 34, was arrested and charged late last month with phoning in bomb threats to the New Orleans Superdome during the January 7 NFL play-off game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions. Apparently distraught at the Saints' 45–28 pummeling of his Lions, Payton was recorded telling a Superdome receptionist: "Hi, I want you to relay a message to the sideline: If your stupid Southern team keeps winning, there will be reper... severe consequences, okay?" He later told authorities, "I don't know what came over me." recommended