White supremacist murder sparks off World Cup race war fears

Published: Monday, April 5, 2010, 13:54 [IST]
 

London, Apr.5 (ANI): The murder of a white supremacist could plunge England football stars and fans into a World Cup race war, it was feared last night.

According to The Sun, Eugene Terreblanche was hacked to death on Saturday and World Cup officials fear the killing will hit ticket sales.

With just ten weeks to go, 3.7million are still unsold.

Terreblanche, 69, was killed by two of his black farm workers in a dispute over 50-pound unpaid wages.

Andre Visagie, secretary general of Terreblanche's far-Right AWB party, called it "a declaration of war by blacks against whites".

He vowed revenge, storming: "Our members will want retribution."

Football analyst Ed Shirbon, who will join the 30,000 England travelling fans, said: "Simmering racial tensions in South Africa are waiting to explode." (ANI)


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