Egypt City In Chaos After Soccer Match: Twitter Reactions

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Unchecked chaos broke out in the Egyptian city of Port Said after fans rushed the soccer field following a match between two rival teams. As of writing this, Al Jazeera English is reporting that at least 70 people have died as a result of the clash.

Fans of rival clubs al-Ahly and al-Masry rushed the field after al-Masry upset their opponent in a rare win. People from around the world posted their somber reactions to the violence in Port Said on Twitter, at one point pushing the term "Port Said" up to one of the top trending topics today at around 2:40PM EST, shortly after the first reports of the violence in the Egypt town started to break around the world.

Below are two clips of the chaos that engulfed the soccer pitch. Knowing upwards of 100 people were either killed or injured in this melee, it goes without saying that while there isn't any overt bloodshed in the footage, it's still a disturbing scene to watch.

As mentioned, people from around the world began posting their reactions on Twitter:

God be with Egypt. "@AJELive: At least 73 people killed in #Egypt football violence in Port Said http://t.co/FI5kmus3" 11 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

I'm feelin' sick..when does all the killing in this freakin' insane world stop?!! When can we live in peace?My Prayers are with #Egypt #Ahly 11 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Football is just a game? No! RT @AJELive: At least 73 people killed in #Egypt football violence in Port Said http://t.co/IZschCIy 13 minutes ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

Really depressing! RT @Daloosh: Why can we not have ONE just one week without horrible events? #Egypt 13 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

The Port Said Massacre is the latest move by #Egypt's military rulers to terrorize & suppress civilian opposition to them. #PowertothePeople 14 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

73 people killed and 60+ injured in violent clashes from aftermath of #Egypt match, they were throwing rocks & bottles, mayhem in Port Said 14 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

The news is heartbreaking, the world is falling apart. #Egypt #Syria 15 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

How...71killed in a stadium?! How? #portsaid #Egypt 15 minutes ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

They went to watch a match; children, fathers, men. Some of them won't go back to their families again. It's not even their fault. #egypt 3 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

BREAKING; Footballers say they are quitting football after the football match in #Portsaid that left 73 killed & 1000 injured #Egypt 3 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

At least 73 dead and thousands wounded after football violence involving supporters in Port Said #Egypt 4 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

73 ppl killed in for ... FOOTBALL!!!!!!!! 0_0 since when did lives become that cheap???? #portsaid #egypt 5 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

There you have it. Soccer kills #Egypt 6 minutes ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

I wish I could say that any causality drawn between today's violence and the year-long political strife would be purely speculative, but at this point who knows. At any rate, it's a terribly distressing and sad moment in a country already battered by the political struggle for independence.