It's not a new trend by any means, but if anyone was wondering, a brawl in the stands should NEVER happen at a lacrosse game. I'd say it should never occur at any sporting event, but for some games the fan brawl has become a regular thing.
September 29, 2014
The below terrible fight video comes out of the Western Lacrosse Association in Canada. The Maple Ridge Burrards and The Victoria Shamrocks are squaring off for the title in a multi-game series, and this is going down in Game 2, with Victoria up 12-8 on the Burrards.
August 24, 2014
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Fighting alone isn't the biggest problem in box lacrosse. In my opinion, fighting is much more a symptom of a rough, and often under-referreed game, where players can take unseen liberties, and possibly inflict serious bodily harm through the pace of play. As it stands now, with small referee crews and, at times, loosely interpreted rules, it allows the players to sort things out themselves, and maintain some sense of order and safety.
The Oakville Rock took on the Brooklin Redmen on July 24, 2013 in Senior A Major Series Lacrosse action, and the game erupted into a pretty serious brawl, where both teams left their benches after one of the Oakville players (Brendon Niesink) went over to the Brooklin bench and started throwing punches.
July 29, 2013
I've seen my fair share of lacrosse fights, and I know (from personal experience) that games can get out of hand quickly. But the fight that transpires below is really leaving me scratching my head in a big way, because SO MUCH goes wrong, and in such a short period of time.
February 6, 2014