Gary Norris Gray-BASN-NEWSROOM- Staff Reporter
This article was written two years ago and it seems nothing has really changed in the United States of America. Philadelphia Eagles fans decided to paint the town green Sunday Night February 4, 2018. So lets get this straight Eagle fans smashed store windows, looted gas stations, threw bottles at each other, brought down hotel awnings and climb city poles on the streets of Philadelphia.
The Eagles just won the Super Bowl and fans wanted to go out and trash the town, because they could. Nothing new it has been done before and most likely will happen again after another professional team wins a championship.
When white Americans riot in celebration, they get slapped on the wrist. When Black Americans riot as an extension of their frustration with state violence, they get lambasted in national media and hit with even more punitive public policy. They’re “animals” or “losers,” in the words of Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), the white actor who criticized the Ferguson protesters.
The National Television Networks were not interested in the Denver Sports Celebration but they broadcasted the parade on Tuesday February 9th.
Yahoo Sports news wrote on Monday February 8, 2016.
Police in Denver made 12 arrests and had to use pepper spray to disperse unruly football fans celebrating the Denver Broncos victory in the Super Bowl on Sunday night. Law enforcement officers cordoned off streets, and a police car was damaged.
After the game, which the Broncos won, supporters started to spill out on to the street from local bars.
Law enforcement officers in riot gear fired pepper spray and gas-filled pepper balls during confrontations with Broncos fans in the downtown area. They also closed off multiple streets in order to stop the flow of people making their way to the city center.
Police spokesman Sonny Jackson noted a total of 12 arrests were made, for criminal mischief, starting fires and throwing objects at the police. He also said two people were detained on gun related charges.
Police confirmed that no officers were injured during the violence, though a police vehicle suffered a shattered window, while local properties were damaged after trash cans were thrown.
Jackson did say the majority of fans were well behaved, though there was a minority who caused trouble.
“Overall, things went pretty well,” the police spokesman said, as cited by the Denver Post. “There were a handful of people who were somewhat unruly.”
One onlooker told the Denver Post that the police were within their rights to retaliate.
“It’s reasonable when you get a bottle thrown at you. I saw a beer bottle go through the back of a cop car. It would have gotten out of hand without the police presence,” said 21-year-old Tamrick Ortegon, who was in the downtown area.
However, not everyone shared his few. Other locals accused the police of using excessive force and making the situation worse.
“It’s a mess down here. All of this police stuff is so excessive. If there’s something that goes down, then I guess I’m glad there are so many around, but otherwise stand back. Everyone is just trying to celebrate,” Jessica Palmer commented.
There was also rioting in Denver the last time the Bronco’s won the Super Bowl in 1999. Fans celebrated the victory by overturning cars and benches and lighting bonfires. Police made 20 arrests, while the total damage caused was estimated at $200,000.
Jamilah King wrote this news flash Monday February 8, 2016 on Yahoo Sports, The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, leading tons of fans to go out into the streets to celebrate. But some got rowdier than others, and in this case, some did what can only be described as a riot. By night’s end, at least a dozen were arrested in the melee:
It’s not the first time that sports fans have rioted after a big victory.
This article (Baltimore Backlash) was written in May 2015. Nine months later after the Super Bowl 50 Final score was posted in Santa Clara, California, Denver Broncos Fans decided to celebrate their team’s victory over the Carolina Panthers IN THE STREETS OF DENVER. Just another CONTROLLED RIOT IN DENVER, another sports celebration.
OAKLAND, CA.-When a white male stands up against the National Guard in Washington D.C. in 1965(Vietnam protest) he is a HERO. When an Egyptian man stands up against the Egyptian army in 2011(Autumn Spring), he is called BRAVE. When a Chinese man stands in front of 10 Chinese tanks in 1989 (Tiananmen Square Protest), he is called FEARLESS, but when a Black man stands up against the police force in any town in America in 2015 (Police Brutality), he is called a THUG.
This is psychological warfare on African American citizens of the United States and they are losing the war.
Futbol (Soccer) riots in Europe, South America, and the United States, involved uncontrolled violence that break out if the fans think something went wrong during a game and that’s acceptable.
Fighting in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League are a part of the game while in the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, players bump into each other and they are bounced from the game. BLACK players get suspensioned and fined immediately. The fear of the ANGRY BLACK MALE is real and is played out every day on sports diamonds, courts, rinks, and fields.
Are sports riots o.k. after the home team wins or loses? The question should be asked, WHY?
The American sports media and Americans do not hound these sports fans like they hound African American males. They do not criticize these young people nor do they punish them like they punish African American males in a political protest.
This is psychological warfare
When Caucasians riot, it is reported as letting off steam, drinking a few beers, or just venting anger but when African Americans do the same, this Nation becomes terrified.
The Kentucky Wildcats lost in the semi finals in the 2015 NCAA Tournament to the Wisconsin Badgers 71-64. The town of Lexington, Kentucky lost its collective mind.
Hundreds of rowdy University of Kentucky fans took to the streets of Lexington on Saturday night after the Wildcats lost to the University of Wisconsin Badgers, 71 to 64, in the Final Four round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Several small fires were ignited during the unruliness, which broke out after the Wildcats’ season long win-streak was broken.
“Obviously everybody here wanted Kentucky to win, but they lost, man,” a witness told WLEX. “There’s nothing much to say. This place is crazy. They’re rioting.”
Thirty-one people were arrested and three were transported to hospitals, authorities said.
“Seeing a scene like this just shows how passionate UK fans are,” one fan said.
Notice how the media uses coded words for this event, IT WAS NOT A RIOT.Nobody noticed the way this story was written. They were just young kids acting out their frustrations. REALLY?
In Vancouver, Canada in 1994 after the New York Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, the town exploded in violence. Vancouver repeated the act in 2011 when the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games. The following events were ugly.
The loss didn’t go over well with hundreds of mostly young Canuck fans, who took to the streets and set several overturned vehicles afire a few blocks from Rogers Arena where the game was played.
Some fans stopped to pose in front of the flames. Others danced on top of another overturned vehicle. A dull cloud of gray smoke choked some areas of downtown.
Aerial footage showed Vancouver police wading into the unruly crowd that continually taunted and threw things at the officers. Members of the crowd leaped over one street fire, and officers wrestled several fans to the ground.
“We’re unable to release anything formal at the moment but officers are busy dealing with a few core groups of people bent on committing criminal acts like mischief, vandalism, and fights,” Vancouver Police Media Relations Officer Lindsey Houghton said in a statement.
Just boys being boys, drinking too much and venting steam, yea, maybe with 155 arrests.
Then in Cleveland six years ago basketball superstar LeBron James stated on ESPN that he would take his talents to South Beach Florida and the Miami Heat. James was in three straight championship series in Miami while the Cavaliers dropped to last place in the east. Cleveland exploded, LeBron jerseys were burned all over the city and the residents had a controlled riot. Somebody please explain what is a controlled riot? Sports stores were looted as these malcontents took all of the LeBron James basketball gear out and burned it.
THAT IS DESTROYING PRIVATE PROPERTY. Not a word was spoken by the American media, the Cleveland Police, or the Cavalier Organization. If these individuals were Black it would have made front page news and national television but instead, it was just a footnote in American sports history.
The Oakland Raiders put the National Football League in the spotlight with massive civil unrest after the Super Bowl loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003.
In the latest outbreak of sports violence in the United States, riot police in Oakland used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of angry fans rampaging through parts of the Californian city after their team lost Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego on Sunday night.
The rioting fans left several streets strewn with burnt-out cars and smashed glass. One McDonald’s restaurant was looted and set on fire. Three firefighters suffered injuries while at least 23 people were arrested, in most cases on charges of public drunkenness. When the trouble broke out, huge squads of officers marched through the streets and authorities closed off some areas of the city.
IT’S TIME TO STOP THE FOOLISHNESS
The unrelenting psychological warfare on Black people has become terrifying. However the love for Black culture in the United States has increased. Would someone please tell me, how does this work?
The dislike for African Americans started openly in 2008 when President Barack H. Obama put his hand on the Bible at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That racial venom has grown with each passing year. It became open season on African Americans.
Too many lives are being lost in this process
Like Rekiya Boyd in Chicago. Like Miriam Carey in Washington, D.C. Like Tanisha Anderson in Cleveland. Like Yvette Smith in Texas. Like Aiyana Stanley Jones in Detroit. Like Eric Garner in New York City. Like Oscar Grant in Oakland. Like Walter Scott in South Carolina. Like Freddie Gray in Baltimore…
Let me add more Trayvon Martin in Florida, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and now Mario Woods of San Francisco, California.
Caucasians are getting sun tans on the beach, braiding their hair (Bo Derek), wearing Black period era clothing (FUBU), getting collagen in their lips (Angelina Jolie) to increase their size, loving, using, and profiting off of Black music-(Robin Thicke).
White people are trying to speak like African Americans (being hip), date, and even marry Black people, while at the same time marginalizing, criticizing, and dehumanizing AFRICAN AMERICAN life.
America does this when African Americans are fired for the very same thing Meteorologist Rhonda Lee of KTBS 3 Shreveport, Louisiana was released in November of 2012 for wearing her short natural hair and defending Black children on the station’s web page.
This is psychological warfare and the African American community is losing.
Notes: – KTLA.com Channel 5 Los Angeles
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