Football Game in Tajikistan Ends in Massive Brawl

A football match in the northern Tajik town of Istaravshan had to be abandoned after a massive brawl broke out on the pitch. This post rounds up netizen reactions to the incident. Read on Global Voices Online >>

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2 responses to “Football Game in Tajikistan Ends in Massive Brawl

  1. Taja

    I spent four months in Tajikistan last year and I heard about at least three huge fights involving soccer teams and their fans. I know that after they appointed president’s son as head of the soccer federation, the situation has improved (mostly because the offenders are now brutally punished). So, why do they have this violence again? Any explanation?

  2. I think it might be true that such incidents might actually benefit Tajik football.

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