Producer: Josh Fine
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel
In the 2011 revolution that toppled the government of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, a group of rabid, politicized soccer fans known as the Ultras were a critical factor. Now, host Bryant Gumbel travels to Cairo in the midst of their most recent initiative, designed to bring down the current government led by the Muslim Brotherhood. Some view them as anarchists and others see them as spirited revolutionaries - either way, they remain a powerful force in the country's affairs. In this gripping REAL SPORTS account, Gumbel explores the Ultras' astounding story and key role in Egypt's turbulent transition to democracy.