BLOG: Why Do Sports Fans Riot?
What Is Wrong With People? Last night was supposed to be one of the great nights in sports. A game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Boston Bruins and The Vancouver Canucks battled to see who would be this season’s NHL champion. The game itself was actually a disappointment. Roberto Luongo was…well…Roberto Luongo and the Bruins won 4-0.
It was after the game where things got sad. Why does losing (or winning ) a big game give justification to some people to riot. The footage in Vancouver last night was horrifying. Let me make it clear though, this is not just a Canadian issue. Fans in College Park have rioted in the past, most notably after Maryland has lost to Duke.