Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzuri told an emergency session of parliament on the tragedy that the Egyptian football association's director and board had been sacked, as had Port Said's security chief. Ganzuri added that the governor of Port Said had also resigned.

State TV said military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who took power when the Mubarak was ousted last February 11, sent two military planes to fly out the players and the injured from Port Said late on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, furious MPs demanded the sacking of Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim.