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LONDON---The English Foot-
ball Association was accused
by one of its own board mem-
bers of "letting down so many
black and ethnic minority
people" after setting up an
all-white commission to
improve the fortunes of Eng-
land s national team.
Heather Rabbatts, who was
born in Jamaica and is of
mixed race, broke ranks by
writing a letter to fellow board
members criticizing the lack
of diversity on the commis-
Rabbatts said in the letter
"the opportunity to lead an
informed debate on the future
of English players has been
singularly damaged," adding
that the lack of diversity "has
exposed the FA at a vital
Eight people, including for-
mer England players Glenn
Hoddle and Danny Mills and
ex-Leeds manager Howard
Wilkinson, have already been
appointed to the commission
with two or three more
expected to join them in the
FA chairman Greg Dyke
responded to Rabbatts in a
statement published on the
organisation s Web site, saying
he was "sorry that you felt that
you had to make your concerns
"I do accept we made a mis-
take announcing only part of
the membership of the com-
mission when we did, but to
suggest we never considered
the ethnic balance of the com-
mission is unfair," Dyke said.
English FA criticised
over lack of diversity SAO PAULO--- A second-division
match in Brazil was stopped in the
second half after fans disappointed
with their team s performance threw
rocks and explosives onto the pitch,
marking the latest case of fan violence
for the 2014 World Cup host.
The protests in the northern city of
Belem began just after Avai scored in
the 75th minute to take a 2-0 lead
against home side Paysandu on Friday.
After a few minutes, the referee decided
it was not safe to continue as police
tried to regain control.
There were no reports of serious
injuries. Police said some Paysandu
supporters were detained.
Last week, seats were destroyed at
a World Cup venue and police con-
fronted fans inside two different sta-
diums. Two matches were delayed two
weeks ago because of fan fighting and
Paysandu fans began throwing rocks
toward Avai reserve players just after
the visitors scored their second goal at
Curuzu Stadium. The reserve players
ran onto the pitch to get away from
the sideline where the fans were throw-
ing things at them, prompting the ref-
eree to interrupt the match and call
for police help.
The ref tried to continue the match
after police temporarily controlled the
situation behind the bench, but the
problem escalated when fans behind
one of the goals also began throwing
rocks and explosives onto the field.
Local media said even oranges were
thrown at players, and television images
showed one bomb being thrown from
the stands and exploding just a few
meters (feet) from a group of police
officers on the pitch. A few fans tried
to break the fences separating them
from the field.
Police used pepper spray and batons
against the fans in the stands, but it
was not enough. Referee Grazianni
Maciel Rocha talked to authorities and
decided to end the game, giving Avai
the 2-0 win.
A victory at home was crucial to
keep alive Paysandu s hopes of staying
in the second division next year. The
club is in relegation danger with eight
Fan violence has become a common
occurrence in Brazil in recent weeks.
World Cup organisers last week said
more than 80 seats were destroyed at
Arena Castelao by Fortaleza fans upset
with the team missing out on promo-
tion to the second division. A day ear-
lier, more than 30 seats were damaged
by fans of second-division club Ceara
following a draw at the same venue.
That same weekend, police hit fans
with batons inside Morumbi Stadium
and later detained at least 30 people
following a confrontation with sup-
porters on one of the city s major
avenues. Television images showed
bloodied fans throwing punches at offi-
cers and some fans with small children
trying to flee the chaos.
In Belo Horizonte, police had to use
tear gas to contain Cruzeiro fans in the
team s 1-0 loss to rival Atletico Mineiro.
Police found homemade bombs with
some of the fans, and television images
showed at least one of the devices was
hurled into the section where Atletico
Mineiro fans were sitting.
Two weeks ago, a first-division
match between Atletico Paranaense
and Botafogo in the World Cup host
city Curitiba was delayed at halftime
because of fan fighting in the stands.
The day before, a second-division game
in the host city of Natal was delayed
for nearly an hour as fans jumped onto
the field to escape overcrowded stands.
stopped after fan
violence in Brazil
CAIRO---Hundreds of Egyptian foot-
ball fans rallied in the capital yesterday
to demand the release of fellow fans
who were detained in a protest this
Fans of Cairo s Al-Ahly club, known
as ultras, marched to the main judiciary
compound in Cairo, calling on the chief
prosecutor to drop an investigation of
25 fans, who were taken into custody
on Tuesday during a demonstration at
Cairo International Airport. Authorities
alleged some of the protesters attacked
security personnel at the facility.
Nineteen of those detained have since
been released on bail while six others
remain in custody.
On their official Facebook page, Ultras
Al-Ahly said yesterday s demonstration
at the High Court was to demand their
release. At the rally, fans wearing Al-
Ahly s signature red T-shirts were
chanting: "Ultras are not criminals."
The protest was the largest show of
force by Al-Ahly fans in months.
The deeply politicised fans have fre-
quently clashed with police inside and
outside stadia. Many have also been
prominent participants in the country s
2011 uprising that forced long-time
autocratic President Hosni Mubarak to
In last year s deadly football riot in
Port Said last year, 74 people were killed,
mostly Al-Ahly fans.
In March this year, the club s fans
rampaged through the heart of Cairo,
storming the Egypt federation head-
quarters before setting it ablaze.
They were furious about the acquittal
of seven police officers while death sen-
tences against 21 alleged rioters were
confirmed in a trial over the deadly sta-
dium riot. (AP)
Egyptian soccer fans
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