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A Peruvian second-division football team has suffered what must rate as one of the worst days in the history of the sport, MSN reports. Members of the San Cayetano football club from the northern city of Celendin were on their way home from a fixture when highway robbers "forced the bus driver out of his seat at gunpoint". The …

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  1. Peter Simpson
    Heart

    Thanks...

    ...as a Red Sox fan (down 3-1 in the playoffs), getting beat pretty badly by Tampa, our situation doesn't seem so bad in comparison to these poor guys.

    In any case, (say it with me, Sox fans) "there's always next year".

    // Nice to have our old Sox back

    /// But then again, it's not over, till it's over...

  2. Caff

    robbers?

    Not disgruntled fans?

  3. Hollerith

    yeah, well

    death will do that. Bummer, guys.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    "killing eight people and injuring 22"

    not really that funny.

  5. Michael Nidd

    The robbers

    How did the robbers fare? Inquiring minds want to know.

  6. Andrew Timmins
    Thumb Down

    Christ...

    And I thought I was having a shitty day...

  7. Colin MacLean
    Thumb Down

    Am I missing the funny part?

    Eight people dead? Sew my sides up.

  8. James

    At least they did not start eating their dead

    while wating to be rescued.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    Where is the Tech angle?

    Is it simply because it was on MSN?

  10. Dick Lovewell
    IT Angle

    IT?

    Not sure of the IT angle - or do the brakes constitute "technology"?

    Just seems like quite a sad story really.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    was the angle of the montain steep...

    because there is no IT angle here !!!!

  12. SpeakerToAliens
    Dead Vulture

    Not *the* worst day though.

    Just Google for "Busby babes".

  13. Owen Sweeney
    Coat

    Tech angle??

    To all those wondering about the lack of a tech angle - it's a bootnote....

    Probably because it's related to footballers.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Robbers/football/bus/ravine type story ruined by death

    and a lack of Michael Caine, teetering or gold.

    IT angle: susceptibility of the electronic Turin traffic management system.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Maybe

    we should adopt this as a new Register measurement standard of a bad day?

    "The coffee machine broke down so we are giving today a rating of 1/2 a Peruvian Football Team"

    Mine is the one with the bandit's mask in the pocket...

  16. Jonathan

    Not worst day ever

    How about this:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/203137.stm

    One lightning bolt killed an entire team and left the other team unharmed.

  17. cirby

    Ummm...

    Are we not counting the Uruguayan football team? The plane crash in the Andes?

    Cannibalism ring a bell?

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