STORIES AND ACTIVATIONS THAT CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION
Football Fever Gone Wild: Fan Stabbed to Death over World Cup Celebrations
Lebanon’s everpresent rift among Brazil and Germany fans in the World Cup took a deathly turn on June 28 as Brazil fan Mohammed Zaher was stabbed to death by two of his Germany-supporting neighbors in Hay El Sellom over football cheering. Zaher was celebrating Brazil’s win when stabbed by the assailants, leading to his instant death. Following the murder, one of the suspects was interrogated by the army and sent to court. News of the incident instantly spread on social media, with countless people condemning its absurd brutality while reflecting on the underlying mindset that is unfortunately still present in Lebanese society.
It’s a Catch: Lebanon’s Largest Drug Haul Leaves Entire Football Field Covered in Hashish
Lebanon has never qualified for a single World Cup, but its most recently confiscated amount of hashish is enough to fill an entire football field. That is exactly what happened on June 4 as pictures of the drug-filled field went viral on social media, after 15 tons of hash were seized by Lebanon's Internal Security Forces (ISF) in what was named the country’s largest-ever drug haul. The raid was carried out in Ouzai, as the drugs were about to be smuggled abroad inside emptied-out paint buckets and findings were then laid out in a football field, from which emerged all the pictured that were both funny and shocking to the Facebook audience and the country as a whole.