Is a “riot” ever acceptable?
A Gallery Of Crazy Sports-Related Riots
There’s been a lot of talk over the last few days about how “out of control” some people have gotten across the country in response to the grand jury decision not to charge murderer Darren Wilson for gunning down unarmed teenager Mike Browm. But the truth is, people have “rioted” for much less and gotten away with it free of heavy criticism or media scrutiny.
Looting, rioting and damaging property or causing harm to innocent people is never ok in any circumstance, but it’s also interesting (to say the least) how some forms of this behavior are all but accepted depending on the circumstances. Take, for instance, this video of students reacting to former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno being fired in the wake of his long-time assistant coach Jerry Sandusky being indicted for sexually young boys on the campus for decades.
And there are more where this came from. Hit the flip to check out more videos of some of the craziest sports-related riots in history, courtesy of the good folks over at Dunk360.
College Park students riot in 2002 in celebration of the school winning their first national championship.
University Of Kentucky students set car on fire during a riot after winning a 2012 basketball game against their rival Louisville.
You can check out the full list HERE.