Sports fan violence: what triggers hockey riots?
Sara Jallad lives a block away from the scene of Vancouver's hockey rioting. The former Montrealer describes to Radio Noon her disgust with the rioters.
American sociologists, Jerry Lewis and Robert Carrothers, have studied sports fan violence. They discuss the triggers behind the rioting. Consider the huge number of people out in the open watching the event, the excitement that builds if a team hasn't won the top prize in more than five years, and then the actual participants, themselves.