Fans vs. athletes: 10 ugly incidents
from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 24 Nov 2004
From a CBC Sports Online feature
Last week's NBA horror show between some out-of-control Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and equally out-of-control fans rocked North America's sports world. The topic is the darling of talk radio, the clip is on every highlight reel on every sports and news broadcast. And now pundits are talking about the sociological underpinnings of the brawl.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, a little perspective: what happened at Auburn Hills on Friday is just the latest in a long series of bizarre, ugly, sometimes laughable interactions between fans and the athletes they pay to see. Here's our pick of the 10 most notable.