Lexington erupts into riots as Kentucky Wildcats reach championship game

I would get a lot of rest Sunday night if I am Lexington police. The Kentucky Wildcats defeated Louisville 69-61, and student and fans took to the streets back in Kentucky to celebrate by burning couches (because that’s what you do in college) and flipping cars (also a common practice in college).

According to reports from the Kentucky Kernal, police have been forced to use pepper spray on fans that have gone overboard in celebration. In addition to the couch and car, there have been vehicles with their windows broken and street signs uprooted.

What happened to high-fiving your buddies, running around the house and screaming “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”?1?

More photos c/o Kentucky Kernal

36 thoughts on “Lexington erupts into riots as Kentucky Wildcats reach championship game

  1. I’m embarrassed to be here now. Extremely embarrassed. Fuck this city.

  2. I’ve never understood rioting after your team has won. When my team wins, I jump up and down. While that makes me look like an idiot, it’s only my wife and daughter who witness that. No property is damaged, especially someone elses.

  3. And this is just a win to get to the championship. Monday should be a police state.

  4. @John G, today they only damaged property. On Monday they murder each other. How would you like to turn the TV on and see your criminal son or daughter splashed all over it making a complete ass of themselves.

  5. @Dave K, it happens at all colleges and that’s why it amazes me that there’s not more preparation for these riots. I think they should bring in the national guard and tanks. Show some force to these idiots.

  6. Also I completely lost it on a coworker because I called her and others out on wanting to be the underdog and then complain when a member of the media picks UofL. This town sucks.

  7. Maybe they’ll be as cordial as the Vancouver fans last summer, and show up tomorrow to help clean up the mess…

  8. @Dave K, it happens at all colleges and that’s why it amazes me that there’s not more preparation for these riots. I think they should bring in the national guard and tanks. Show some force to these idiots.

    how much prep can you have? there are probably 10-15k students and more yokel locals involved.

  9. @cornholio, Don’t riots happen at least as much with pro championships as college? I can remember more riots after pro games than college

  10. Such hypocrisy in this state (and probably others too) that they make fun of other states for having hooligans and acting like dumb asses, and then they turn around and do the same shit.

  11. I think the NCAA needs to enact rules that will strip teams of victories and ban the Universities for further competition. I believe if you get tough, things will be done to prevent this garbage. How would you like it if it was your car? In many riots, stores are looted and vandalized. This garbage needs to stop. You’re just giving criminals a reason to commit crimes if you let this stuff continue.

  12. You bring in the tanks. Use rubber bullets. You prevent access to certain areas.

    costs the state less to clean up and book a few idiots, who then have to pay handsome fines

  13. I often wonder if these campuses just have a stockpile of old, ratty couches specifically for this purpose. It seems like an awful waste to burn your couch in celebration, only to find you have nowhere to sit down, relax, and watch the actual Championship Game on Monday.

  14. Who started the tradition on setting your couch on fire? Who saw someone setting their couch on fire and said “that looks good, I should do that too”
    (I say the same thing about the 1st person who wore a tie – why did he do it and why did people say “that’s looks like a good idea, I should do it too”)

  15. wisdom of the crowds

    mob mentality

    married to the mob

    which has the best soundtrack?

    hint, only one is a movie featuring the music of The Feelies and Chris Isaak

  16. i’ve only got gametracker while working so can’t see if it’s a bailout 3. both teams have a starter with 4 pfs….mean anything?

  17. being employed has changed you, d

    I don’t need to suck up to people hoping to get a job; got nothing to prove. I get to be the jackass I usually am…

  18. For the record, I’ve always been a sarcastic jackass. It just tends to show up more when it’s late at night, and/or I’ve been drinking.

    Tonight happens to be one of the “and” nights.

  19. Yeah, other school does it, but UK is SUPPOSED to have more CLASS than EVERYONE else.

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