In these days of the World Cup 2014, I'm looking for a short story about a revolution in a mythical South American country. It includes a football match with a neighboring country, and the total incineration of the referee by reflective programs in the hands of thousands of organized spectators.
In 1958, the science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke published "A Slight Case of Sunstroke" (also called "The Stroke of the Sun"), a short story in which a diabolical card stunt was used to kill an unpopular soccer referee.
In the story, a large number of hostile spectators aim reflective program covers at the unfortunate umpire, who collapses and dies from the concentrated solar energy focused where he stood.
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