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Posted on 04/01/2012 4:03:23 PM PDT by Libloather
More than two dozen arrested in Kentucky's Final Four celebration
By Ellen Wulfhorst | Reuters 1 hr 49 mins ago
(Reuters) - More than two dozen people faced criminal charges on Sunday after violence broke out as fans celebrated the University of Kentucky's win over arch rival Louisville in their NCAA Final Four match-up, officials said.
Thousands of fans filled the streets of Lexington downtown and near the campus Saturday night following Kentucky's defeat of Louisville 69-61 in New Orleans, but the party was marred by violence, authorities said.
Revelers set fires, torching couches, chairs and other furniture, according to officials. A car was turned over and set ablaze as well.
As of Sunday, 27 people were under arrest, said Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Earlier information that had been released saying there were 58 arrests was inaccurate, she said.
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It’s okay as long as things are back to normal for the Bluegrass!<P.
No reason for such behavior - this is not New York! Real shame! Kentucky was a winner no matter which team wins yet it seems that specifics matter. Guess the country is going all Liberal in their actions these days - way too bad.
Those damned Amish, at it again.
It seems to me that one would be more likely to riot and set fires if your team loses and in your anger you lash out and set cars on fire. But this happens more when teams win than lose. In Wisconsin, after a Packer Super Bowl victory, we just get slobbering drunk celebrating.
RE No reason for such behavior - this is not New York!
As a Boston fan in most sports I hate to say this, but New York fans don’t act like that when they win.
This is collegiate culture today, whether its Kentucky or North Carolina.
Yeah, I understand completely.
When my St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series last Fall, I had an insatiable desire to destroy the private property of other citizens.
No better way to celebrate than to act like an uncivilized, ignorant savage.
As a Rangers fan, I wanted to destroy the house of my neighbor who is a Cardinals fan.
“As a Rangers fan, I wanted to destroy the house of my neighbor who is a Cardinals fan.”
Given the way the deal went down, a perfectly understandable emotion.
Once again, my condolences, that was an historically unprecendented nasty way to lose.
I hope your neighbor was decent about it.
glad i dont bother watching either one anymore...