That’s Die-Hard: 20 Sports Fans Who Took It Way Too Far

Hockey Takes a Violent Turn

Hockey Takes a Violent Turn

Emotions took over when hockey fans rioted during a 1955 game between the and the Detroit Red Wings. It all started after NHL commissioner Clarence Campbell had suspended Montreal Canadiens player Maurice Richard for the remainder of the season and the play-offs because of an incident where he hit a referee during a fight on the ice. It was so intense that tear gas bombs were set off in the complex, leading 15,000-16,000 fans onto the streets where they continued rioting for many hours.