The 10 Ugliest Sports Riots of All Time (With Video)

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The 10 Ugliest Sports Riots of All Time (With Video)

Good news, Lakers fans!

As bad as your celebration riots have been, they are just an afternoon walk in the park compared to how other countries show emotion.

According to an article published in the National Geographic* a few years ago, fan riots are nothing new and won't be stopping anytime soon.

Brian Handwerk states that "fan identification with sports teams is psychologically important for many people, particularly in our increasingly transient and insular society."

In other words, most fans, yours truly included, feel a sense of accomplishment when our team wins and feel betrayed when we think our team was treated unfairly.

So whether it's a way to relieve tension and celebrate or a way to get back at those who have wronged them, the most "passionate" among us usually decide to show the world how they are feeling.

The article goes on to say that belonging to a fan base stops some of us from actually going crazy. I guess.

All that being said, here is my attempt at listing the worst of them all...

* http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/06/0620_050620_sportsriots.html

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