Witchcraft and soccer

This just in from soccernet:
KINSHASA , Congo—At least 11 people were killed in a stadium riot in eastern Congo after a soccer player tried to use witchcraft to win a local match, U.N.-backed Radio Okapi reported on Monday.

Nyuki club was losing to local rivals Socozaki on Sunday when Nyuki’s goalkeeper advanced up the field and tried to use “fetishist” spells to turn the tide of the match, Okapi said, without giving more details.

Is this due to colonialism creating artificial borders?

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Sage McLaughlin writes:

You asked, “Is this due to colonialism creating artificial borders?”

I answer, no. It’s due to colonialism creating soccer stadiums.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 15, 2008 10:50 AM | Send

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