Don’t Riot For Me, Argentina: Match Abandoned

Just a quick note to those American sports fans who feel like their gameday experiences are marred because of a lack of civility from their fellow fan: Shut the f*ck up. American sports fans are the most docile on the planet, and whenever that fact seems to fade even one bit from your consciousness, the rest of the planet is all too eager to remind you how they do, usually via riot.

Argentina riot people
(When these guys show up, it’s probably a good sign that the match is over.)

Your latest foray into “Good heavens, a policeman, let’s shower him with debris” behavior comes from Argentina, where Godoy Cruz and San Martin were squaring off in a Clausura match* on Thursday. The score was 1-1 late in the first half, so the fans began to get unruly, since no soccer match has ever featured two goals in one half in the entire history of the sport.** The police were unamused. Via 101 GREAT GOALS, video is after the break. Read more…