The Kentucky Wildcats was on its way to becoming the first undefeated team in four decades, but when they faced Winconsin Badgers on Saturday night’s NCAA final four semifinals, their perfect dream had to end in tears.
The painful realization was harder for some fans, so they took it to the streets. At least 31 people have been arrested for charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
According to a new report from Associated Press, an estimated “1,500 fans went into a State Street neighborhood adjacent to the university’s Lexington campus.” Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said that ” police dressed in tactical gear allowed fans to mingle but removed anyone who became disobedient. Roberts said pepper balls were used to break up one fight.”
Some set fire while wearing their Kentucky shirts.
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No one was injured during the entire expression of emotions.