Tuesday, April 22, 2008

That's celebrating?

This baffles me. To celebrate the Montreal Canadiens' win last night, some of the team's fans rioted, including attacking the police, burning patrol cars and vandalizing local businesses.


One of the several police cruisers that was burned


What kind of people think that a riot is a good way to celebrate? I'll never understand this. Apparently, this isn't new there. According to the article, "A similar riot after a Stanley Cup victory in 1993 caused major damage." This type of post-win mayhem has happened in other places, and I'm always mystified. I just can't relate to violence as a way to celebrate. What's wrong with people?

6 comments:

Tuna Girl said...

And it's the first round for god's sake. I love my Bruins but come on. Beating them in seven games wasn't exactly a major accomplishment. Some people will use any excuse.

kurt said...

i attended a football game at my alma mater and the students charged the field and tore down the damn field goal.
i just sat there and watched people hurt themselves. LOL, i don't understand it either...
kurt

Dantallion said...

This was absolutely shameful. The police are now confiming that the 'riot' was actually orchestrated - that is to say that a small group of troublemakers (not necessarily Canadiens fans) actually planned the whole thing. The whole thing was completely embarrassing.

(Yay Canadiens!)

d. chedwick bryant said...

This happened in Detroit once--maybe a baseball game? they set many things on fire.

Greg said...

It seems to happen a lot with sporting events, I've noticed.

ATG said...

Your guess is as good as mine...