This month marks the 37th anniversary of the Disco Demolition riots, which took place at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in 1979. The White Sox and a local radio station put together one of the most ill-conceived, successful promotions in sports history, wherein they sold tickets to a doubleheader against the Tigers for…
Today’s England-Russia Euro 2016 match should be a firecracker, if for no other reason than supporters of both teams have been brawling for days—forcing cops to break out the water cannons.
Five years ago, the Vancouver Canucks boned up a Game 7 at home and the city of Vancouver responded with a massive riot. The riot resulted in five million Canadian dollars of property damage and also a fantastic photo of a couple taking a break from burning stuff to make out in the street. The City of Pittsburgh is…
Another edition of the Eternal Derby kicked off today in Belgrade, as bitter foes Red Star and Partizan resumed one of the most violent rivalries in club soccer. Local media provides us with stunning photos and video of the warfare, which started mere moments into the match:
It’s been a long while since the Main Line had a championship to celebrate, but Villanova students more than made up for it. The party spilled out of the Pavilion and onto the streets and ran through the early morning, and saw numerous injuries and arrests, including two for, um, assaulting a police horse.
Panathinaikos and Olympiakos, the top two teams in the Greek Super League, were supposed to play today in Athens, but an outbreak of fan violence and flare throwing caused the postponement of the game. Here are some surreal photos from the stadium, which I swear are not from The Purge.
Today’s national title-deciding match between Uruguayan powers Nacional and Peñarol turned ugly as a penalty in extra time launched Estadio Centenario into havoc with Peñarol hooligans destroying the stadium and fighting riot police.
Riots delayed yet another major soccer match this weekend as the second Liguilla leg of Atlas vs Guadalajara was delayed 15 minutes for fans running onto the field, attempting to attack Chivas players and the referee, and committing violence in the stands.
River Plate players were stranded nearly two hours on the pitch at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires after yesterday’s Superclásico match in the Copa Libertadores was suspended due to players being attacked by Boca Juniors fans. Here’s how police finally got them off the pitch.
Morgantown, West Virginia is synonymous with couch burning. It’s the home of West Virginia University, and when they win an important sports contest, lose an important sports contest, or if the U.S. military kills Osama Bin Laden, people take to the streets to burn couches. Targeting what they called a “typical…
Television reporters who braved live coverage last night from Ferguson faced attacks from police (with tear gas) and protestors (with rocks and other objects). Here are some examples we witnessed last night.
Riot police fought with soccer fans as a flood of flares landed upon the field and forced a temporary suspension of play in Milan at today's Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia.
As in 2010 and 2012, Giants fans took to the streets to celebrate their World Series win, and as in 2010 and 2012, some of them burned shit and warred with cops in riot gear.
Union College defeated Minnesota for the NCAA men's hockey title tonight, and Golden Gophers fans flooded the streets of Dinkytown to fuck shit up—especially all of KMSP reporter Jonathan Choe's live shots.
Well, here we are again. Another victorious college, another burning college. The kids in Storrs have gone crazy after UConn beat Kentucky Monday night and they've ripped down a lamp post and thrown it through a school building's window. There are fires, flipped cars, and people climbing things they shouldn't be…
Arizona lost 64-63 in overtime to the Wisconsin Badgers earlier tonight for a spot in the Final Four, and now the campus is kind of a shit show. Riot police were lining up in front of a University boulevard bar more than an hour before the game ended and when it did, things rapidly deteriorated. By the end, students…
Listening to the Lexington police scanner after a big Kentucky basketball win can be great fun.