Top 10 Worst Sports Tragedies

Top 10 Worst Sports Tragedies

On April 15, 2013, when two weight cookers detonated during the Boston marathon, killing 3 people and injuring about 264 others, it trembled the whole world to its core. While the resultant days saw the police anxiously searching for the two accused, it was established once again that generous events, just like any other actions are no longer safe. Unfortunately, this was not the first time that the world of sports was surprised by such a disaster. For as long as we know, sports have been related with war, rivalry, blood and gore. We know about the fighters of Rome who died to the death fighting, football fans tearing the field in a mad frenzy ending in charge and killing of blameless fans, many a times, fans resorting to ferocity when their teams did not win. Certain instants make us shriek at our televisions, the nervousness that grips us while watching a nail bitter match, we mourn the loss of a game, we cheer our preferred sporting heroes but when the Boston intimidations made the news, it repeated us that sporting history has been marred by a number of disasters that the world will not ever forget. Here is a list of a few sports tragedies that motionless disturb us.

10. Superga Air Disaster

9. Hansie Cronje’s Death

8. Bob Woolmer’s Death

7. Heysel Stadium Disaster

6. Andes Flight Disaster

5. Sabena Flight 548 Disaster

4. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl air disaster

3. Munich Air Disaster

2. The Munich Massacre

1. Hillsborough Disaster

The Hillsborough disaster which is stared as “the worst stadium-related disaster in British history and one of the world’s nastiest football disasters” was an incident which happened on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, England. It was throughout the start of the FA cup round between Liverpool and Nottingham that a infatuation occurred on the steel enclosed terraces of the Hillsborough stadium. The occasion has mainly been blamed on the disappointment of police crowd control which happened due to overcapacity in the pens. What caused was severe devastating in the pens with numerous fans climbing over side barriers in order to escape. Over 96 people were killed and more than 700 were injured.  The reply of the police and managers to the disaster was slow and badly synchronized, and the event lasts to flame up debates and influences. In 2012, the case was opened again, and it was decided that the 96 victims could had lived if they had received immediate medical care.

Sumit Gulia

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