Fanaticus Dramaticus: The Rage Page

May 05, 2015
Ragers on Ice

Red Wings Fan

Quite a round-up of reporting on ugly fan behavior during the NHL playoffs the past few weeks. These playoffs seem to have it all so far: arson, harassment, brawls and vandalism.

This woman was arrested for lighting a flag on fire inside Amalie Arena in Tampa.

Visiting Caps fans complained that their cars were vandalized outside the Nassau Coliseum prompting an admonishment by the NHL commissioner.

But the action I found most shocking was that the Tampa Bay Lighting simply chose not to sell tickets to visiting fans in an attempt to prevent bad behavior. Sounds like someone took a page from European soccer’s fan playbook.

The Lightning will only allow fans  with Florida ZIP codes  to buy playoff tix in order to “preserve a hometown environment ” spokesman Bill Wickett told the Tampa Tribune.


Photo courtesy of Tampa Police Department