Thought this was interesting..yet at the same time nuts..lol 2:14pm UK, Monday September 15, 2008 Eleven people were reportedly killed in a football stadium in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a riot triggered by one of the player's attempts to use witchcraft on the opposing team. A Congolese football fan Nyuki club was losing to local rivals Socozaki on Sunday when Nyuki's goalkeeper advanced up the pitch and tried to cast a spell that would turn the game in his side's favour. UN-backed station Radio Okapi, which reported the incident, said it sparked a brawl between the two sets of players. When a police commander tried to intervene, the crowd started to pelt him with stones, prompting his colleagues to fire tear gas in response. That in turn triggered a stampede for the exits inside the ground in which 11 people were killed and several badly hurt. Many Congolese hold traditional beliefs and use spells, fetishes and charms to practise witchcraft, often combined with other religions like Christianity or Islam. Sunday's riot happened in Butembo, in North Kivu province, where fighting between the army and rebels has raged on despite the official end of a 1998-2003 war that has killed an estimated 5.4 million people through violence, hunger and disease.