Fans Get Rowdy After Mexico Defeats the U.S. in Gold Cup Soccer Game
Blame it on the alcohol: Authorities in Pasadena say most of yesterday's 26 arrests following Mexico's 4-2 victory over the Unites States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl stemmed from "excessive alcohol consumption" by some die hard soccer fans, according to the Pasadena Star-News.
The fans, described as "overenthusiastic," by one local sheriff's captain, broke out into rowdy celebrations all over Southern California after the victory.
A crowd of over 93,000 was at the Rose Bowl for the game, and Sgt. Bobby Lomeli of the Pasadena Police Department says "the number of arrests was only a little higher than at a UCLA football game" at the same venue. Arrests were for public drunkenness, as well as for "fighting, one for illegal vending, one for child endangerment and one person for running onto the field during the match," according to NBC Los Angeles.