Somalis arrest 25 for watching Man U v Chelsea

Islamic rulers in Somalia arrested a group of football fans, some as young as 10, for watching yesterday’s Premiership game between Chelsea and Manchester United in a cinema.

The sports fans were seized by the Islamists who also destroyed and confiscated equipment belonging to the cinema in the Buulo Burde district of Hiiran region in central Somalia.

Eye witnesses said that masked Islamists stormed into the cinema and opened fire above the heads of the viewers.

“Everyone ran toward the front of the cinema and only 25 of the more than 150 fans were arrested and had their heads shaved,” the eye witness told Shafici Mohyaddin Abokar of the Somali Sports Press Association.

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