Nejmeh (Star), the football club with the largest fan base in the country, lost two of its players in the terrorist bombing that killed MP Walid Eido, his son and eight others. The car bomb exploded on the street adjacent to the Nejmeh stadium. It was a Mitsubishi Pajero (Montero in the US).
Hussein Naim, born September 11, 1987, joined Nejmeh's youth team in 2001.
Hussein Dokmak, born December 13, 1981, became a Nejmeh player in 1997.
Dokmak played defense and was much reviled by Ansar fans, who called him "the animal of the field". His rough play often got him into trouble. He will miss the Asian Confederation Cup quarter finals on September 18th.
For those of you who don't know, many of the Nejmeh players are Shia. Nejmeh is considered a "Shia" club, even after Baha' eddine Hariri, Rafik Hariri's son, joined its board of directors. Dokmak, who lost his life today in part because his "Shia representatives" put the country's fate in the hands of a bloodthirsty dictator, even took part in the opposition's sit-in back when Nasrallah sang his divine victory song.
Today we mourn the judge, Walid Eido, and his son the lawyer, Khaled. We mourn the policemen who lost their lives fulfilling their duties. We mourn two of our youth, who played sports and hoped for a future of hard work and reward. We mourn the innocents who went about their lives as normally as they could, but ended up slabs of human flesh on a concrete floor.
I wish them peace in death.
And as one Nejmeh fan put it, as long as there is a star left in the sky, there will always be Nejmeh fans on earth.
Well, what do you know, Lebanon's sky is full of stars tonight.