I’ve heard on more than one occasion that Kentucky fans are among the most obnoxious in any sport. I have no problem with celebrating, but I do when there’s still one game left to go for the championship.
Also, it’s very possible for college kids to “turn up” without flipping cars and starting fires. Mind you, Kentucky actually won this game … so what’s the rioting for?
Kykernel.com has the details:
State Street was closed during nearly the entire UK-Louisville Final Four game.
Police released pepper spray on the crowd, which included fans on top of cars, almost immediately after the game ended. UK won 69-61.
A car with a smashed-in window was trying to make its way through the crowd. Fireworks started exploding shortly after 8:30 p.m. on State Street and shortly after, at the corner of Woodland and Euclid.
Around 8:40 p.m., a car was flipped on State Street and multiple fires were occurring. At the same time, at least 2,000 people had gathered at the corner of Woodland and Euclid avenues. Couches were also on fire on State Street.
At 8:53 p.m., a car was reported on fire on the 200 block of State Street, according to the police scanner.
About two hours later, the rioting was still going strong.
At 10:30 p.m., injuries were being reported from State Street, many from thrown beer bottles. There were also reports of the mounted police unit helping to clear crowd. Lots of noise from crowds could be heard from the police scanner.
At 10:58 p.m., a large fire was reported in the middle of the road on Transcript Avenue.
Coach Calipari even took to Twitter to speak to the Kentucky faithful
Good message he is sending out. After such a “celebration”, Kentucky has no choice but to go and win on Monday, right?
You would think.