It's no secret the city of Detroit has been hit with hard times recently. Just last month, the once-booming metropolis filed for bankruptcy. But sporting events are supposed to serve as a safe haven from current events. Not so much in Cleveland Wednesday night.
During the ninth inning of a 4-all tie between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, a "Let's Go Tigers!" chant started. The home team fans booed and came up with a cheer of their own: "Detroit's bankrupt!" Ouch. The inappropriate cheer thankfully petered out quickly. Prince Fielder hit a two-run double in the 14th as the Tigers won 6-5 for their 11th straight victory.
The fans were behaving badly in South Florida as well. Well, at least one fan was. A Cristiano Ronaldo supporter rushed the field of a match between Real Madrid and Chelsea in the Guinness International Champions Cup in Miami. The pair shared a very long hug before security intervened and took the fan away without further incident.
Finally, new Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker said he "put up with" New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in a recent Sports Illustrated piece.