Two football players were among 27 people killed in riots in the Egyptian city of Port Said, pan-Arab news agency Al-Arabiya quoted the area's director of hospitals as saying.
According to the report, Mahmoud Abdel-Halim al-Dizawi, a football player in Port Said's Al-Marikh club, was fatally shot three times.
The report also stated that Tamer al-Fahla, a footballer who used to play for the Al-Masry team, was also shot dead on his way to the Al-Marikh club.
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