The Serbian basketball final between Red Star and Partizan did as most things do in the Balkans and erupted into a full on riot complete with smoke bombs. I guess we can be thankful about the lack of ethnic cleansing? Too soon?
Sure its not like a University of Maryland riot (ie: flipping cars over and lighting them on fire, huge bonfires throughout campus, etc.) its more of a somewhat orderly march, but these guys went nuts all over the small town of Boone, NC…and we found some video of the Mountaineers fans carrying their goalpost across town to the school’s Chancellor’s house after their team’s upset victory against the Michigan Wolverines.
I’m sure that made sense at the time, it is interesting to watch the gang mentality take over these students however. I guess by not being able to go to the game, they had to vent somehow, and they chose this method. There were a lot of shirtless guys in the videos…but no women in a similar state of undress…not a flash or a bikini top at all. Shame really, what’s wrong with kids these days?
Watching the people get lairy
It’s not very pretty I tell thee
Walking through town is quite scary
It’s not very sensible either
A friend of a friend he got beaten
He looked the wrong way at a policeman
Roman police added injury to insult after Manchester United’s 2-1 Champions League loss to Roma by opening up a can of whupass on United supporters who were fighting with Roma ultras.
Of course each side blamed the other for starting the fracas. Luckily, trustworthy, non-partisan observers stepped forward to settle the argument. If there’s anyone we can trust, it’s an Italian politician.
Italian Economy ministry under-secretary Paolo Cento, who also chairs a club of Roma supporters in parliament, said the blame lay with the English club – which had warned travelling fans that they could be attacked in Rome – rather than with the police.
‘It was Manchester that a few days before the match created a mood of tension, talking of a city of violence and danger,’ Cento told ANSA news agency.
‘Now the English club must apologise to Rome and Italy, rather than asking for (Prime Minister Tony) Blair to intervene.’
Oh that’s right, warning fans of a potential beatdown caused the fans to start to riot. “Well nothing’s happened yet. We might as well get the beatdown out of the way.”
United manager Sir Alex “I Predict A Riot” Ferguson played the role of Nostradamus the day before the match. “Hopefully, everything will be okay tomorrow. I don’t anticipate trouble but the Italian police are very experienced and I think they can deal with it.”