I just watched this clip of a documentary about how Uday treated the Iraqi soccer team during the 1990s. The documentary must have been filmed shortly after the 2003 invasion. I can't believe I just saw it for the first time.
One player said "Thank God, today I feel we have the freedom to express ourselves with soccer."
I hope all the people filmed in the documentary are still alive and well.
"While Uday Hussein and his brother Qusay are now dead, they will never be forgotten by the people of Iraq - certainly not by the Iraqi soccer team. Uday was their chief patron - a key position in this soccer-mad country - and, as Olivia Rousset reports, no soccer fan was madder than Uday Hussein."