Football fans rioted last weekend after their favourite team lost.
Baseball bats were brandished and burned out cars were smashed to
pieces. The yobs, reported to be drunk, laughed as they unleashed
destruction outside the stadium.
I know what you're thinking.
Damn soccer thugs. Can't they just go home quietly? What is it with that round ball game that inspires such crowd violence? Now, if their sport was tough, a real man's game, instead of that namby-pampy soccer business, well, then, there would be no reason to act tough off the field. Oh, and if they had high scoring games, well, no one would leave frustrated at a 0-0 DRAW. Like, what's a game like if no one scores? Right?
Etc, etc, etc.
Well, guess what?
This drunken rampage took place outside Giants Stadium in New Jersey in the United States of America! After an American football game! Following the Philadelphia Eagles somewhat surprise play-off win over reigning champions the New York Giants.
Here's what happened, apparently.
Earlier in the day, in an as yet unexplained but equally bizarre incident, someone drove their Porsche sports car onto some hot coals left lying in the stadium parking lot after a pre-game tailgate party.
The Porsche caught fire and was burned out.
After the game, Giants fans, bummed out at their teams sucky premature exit from the play-offs, went on a rampage smashing up the luxury car and another damaged pick-up truck parked alongside.
Of course, someone videoed the entire episode and it appeared on YouTube. Cue media circus, public outrage, and a police investigation.
Here's the New York Daily News take on the events with accompanying must-see video.
A favourite line from the rampaging (sort of) fans (that included women):
"Hey, don't hit it towards people, man!"
Another favourite: the idiot in the second video who hurts his foot as he kicks the pick-up truck, while the people filming the incident discuss putting the video online.
All in all, a dumb day out.
Oh, and the score? Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants 23-11.
They really should do something about a sport with such high scores.
It drives fans crazy.
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