Vancouver riot and 5 other infamous melees in sports history
Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.
3. NBA championship, 1990
Fans’ emotional investment, whether the game is at home or away, leads to people's radical behavior, says Naylor.
“We know that most passionate fans identify with a certain team,” Naylor says. “Your emotions kind of go with your team quite a bit, and there’s a sense of investment – time, emotion, and money.”