The San Francisco Giants won the World Series! Let's go set a bus on fire! Or maybe we can flip cars, break windows or set off explosives near young children! Really, the possibilities are endless!
Proving once again the utter stupidity of some sports fans, members of a large crowd in San Francisco on Sunday night used violence and vandalism to display their pleasure at the fact that their beloved Giants had just swept the Detroit Tigers to win their second World Series championship in three years.
Although a large number of the thousands of fans who took to the streets after the series-clinching game remained peaceful and jubilant, others continued a trend that often occurs following a big sports win or loss. Fire seemed to be a party favor of choice -- a transit bus was set ablaze, bonfires were fueled by couches, signs and newspaper racks, and some people seemed to enjoy simply playing with the flames.
Firefighters had to be escorted in by riot police to keep some of the fires under control. Police in riot gear were also on hand at Civic Center Plaza, where the game had been shown on the Jumbotron.