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Moammar Qadhafi: Soccer Riot

"During a soccer game in Tripoli, Libya [in February 1997], a team sponsored by a son of President Qadhafi suffered a questionable call and started a brawl. When spectators jeered, Qadhafi and his bodyguards opened fire on them. With guns! Some fans returned fire, resulting in a death toll claimed by some to be as high as 50 -- which included the referee, who sat out the rest of the game. Afterward, Qadhafi declared a period of mourning and ordered that all national TV broadcasts be transmitted in black and white. A nice touch, if you overlook the fact that no one in Libya owns a color TV."
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