Al Masry fans stage Friday protest to denounce increased sanctions against their club which now stipulate that the coastal side will be relegated to start the 2013/2014 season
Goal.com’s Egyptian edition exclusively reports that over five thousand Al Masry fans marched down the Thalathini street in Port Said on Friday to protest the Egyptian Football Association’s (EFA) decision to impose further penalties on their club following a failed appeal against the initial one season ban.
The supporters expressed their outrage at the EFA’s ruling that Masry must now begin the 2013/2014 season from the second division and chanted slogans against the body as well as Al Ahly, who for their part believe that the harsher sanctions still don’t match the severity of the February 1 incident.
Protestors marched to the main police station after Friday prayers and were joined by former Al Masry players and officials as well as Port Said representatives from the Egyptian parliament. Al Masry have promised to raise the issue to Fifa while Al Ahly are poised to do the same.