Top 10 Sporting Events Ruined by Morons

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Top 10 Sporting Events Ruined by Morons

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These dumb-dumbs should have stayed home. For this list, we'll be looking at times sports events were stopped, marred, or were interfered with for stupid reasons, which in turn ruined it for everyone else in the process. Our countdown includes Utah Jazz False Whistle, Monday Night Football Laser Attack, PSV Vs Ajax Football Smoke Bomb, and more!
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Top 10 Sporting Events Ruined by Morons


Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Sporting Events Ruined by Morons.

For this list, we’ll be looking at times sports events were stopped, marred,were or interfered with for stupid reasons, which in turn ruined it for everyone else in the process.

Where are any of your favorite sporting events ruined by idiots? Let us know your stories in the comments below!

#10: Monday Night Football Laser Attack

These little gadgets can create some serious problems. Not just for airplanes, but on the field too! During a Monday Night Football game from Mexico City, Houston Texans Quarterback Brock Osweiler was often being harassed by a green light. Someone in attendance was using a high-powered laser to distract him. The game was stopped, with officials asking security to please find and eliminate the interference. Unfortunately, the culprit was never found or reprimanded. After the game, Osweiler was noticeably upset regarding the incident.


#9: Utah Jazz False Whistle
Sometimes fans just want to give their team a helping hand, but in doing so they ruin the fairness of the game. During a game between the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors back in 2009, a whistle blow was heard, in turn stopping all action on the court. However, that whistle did not come from a referee. Quickly realising this, the Jazz players used the opportunity to slam an easy dunk. The Utah Jazz were clearly given an unfair advantage, but the point was awarded anyway! It turns out the whistle came from a fan in the stands who was dressed up as a referee. He placed himself right behind the Golden State Warriors basket, and thanks to his outfit, he was pretty easy to find.

#8: Drunk Cricket Tackle

I think this guy is at the wrong game. Hey! Rugby is in the other stadium! After a few drinks, an Australian fan attending a cricket game between Pakistan and Australia bolted onto the pitch and tackled Pakistan’s Khalid Latif, outraging officials. He supposedly did it on a dare. The fan, whose name is David James Fraser, was escorted out by security, but the incident led to the Pakistani sports minister demanding alcohol be removed from Australian cricket grounds! The WACA grounds were cleared however and Fraser was fined $9000 on top of a ban for life.


#7: Evander Holyfield vs Riddick Bowe’s Boxing Fan Man

If there’s any confusion as to how the fans felt about this stunt, just ask the flying fists shortly after he landed. Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe were boxing it out at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas strip. Out of nowhere, a person fell from the sky wearing a paraglider and parachute. As he touched the ring, the crowd and security descended on him, letting him know their displeasure with the unfolding events. The fight was delayed and the man was rushed to hospital, later joking that despite it being heavyweight fight, he was the only guy who got knocked out.


#6: PAOK vs Olympiacos Fan Flares

Hell hath no fury like a football fan scorned. The atmosphere was tense during the 2015 match between PAOK and Olympiacos. The fans were riled up, just waiting for something to set them off. When PAOK midfielder Róbert Mak was sent off after being tripped by an opposing player, and no call was made, fans had had enough. Down 2-1 to Olympiacos, flares were lit all around the stadium, illuminating the sky in red. The flares were thrown onto the pitch, and with tensions still mounting, the riot police were called onto the field. Officials and players were escorted off the pitch and the match was suspended. By that point it wasn’t a match anymore, it was an impending warzone.


#5: State of Origin’s Moment of No Silence

Imagine trying to pay respect to someone while some intoxicated individuals decide to start shouting in the background? One of Australia’s greatest distance runners, Ron Clarke, had just passed away at 78 years old in 2015. At the start of a State of Origin II rugby game in Melbourne, the crowd was asked for a minute of silence to honor Clarke’s memory. But as the players tried to pay respects, some members of the crowd began jeering unrelated chants, angering fellow attendees who began shouting back. The disappointment and shock from the players was palpable. It was pure disrespect: nothing more, nothing less.

#4: NFL Snowball Game

Whenever snow comes to town, it can be tempting to throw a couple of snowballs. But this winter fight caused some serious trouble! It was 1995, the San Diego Chargers were up against the New York Giants awhere a major snowstorm left the Giants stadium seats covered in snow. As a result, many fans decided to start throwing snowballs onto the field, distracting and hurting several people including players, referees, coaches, and cameramen. Despite the crowd being warned to stop, the chaos continued, resulting in the Giants almost being forced to forfeit the match. Although Chargers went on to win and secured a spot in the playoffs, their victory was shadowed by this unfortunate event.

#3: Mommy Enters the Boxing Ring

No mother wants to see their child beaten up, but this went from 0 to 100 real quick! In 1989, light heavyweight brits Tony Wilson and Steve McCarthy competed in a boxing match. At one point during the match, McCarthy had the upper hand, knocking Wilson down and pinning him against the ropes. All of a sudden, a stiletto heel slammed into the back of McCarthy’s head, resulting in a severe injury that required hospital treatment. It was Wilson’s mother, Minna Wilson, who had “blacked out”, squeezed past security, and began attacking her son’s opponent. A rematch was eventually scheduled, but this crazy occurrence certainly put a damper on the event.

#2: PSV Vs Ajax Football Smoke Bomb

If this happened while we were in the stadium, we would immediately bolt for the exit. During a Netherlands football match between PSV and Ajax, everything halted as black smoke filled the stands. 13 smoke bombs were lit, the aftermath being visible for miles outside the stadium. The police believed that it was part of a coordinated action to protest stadium bans. But it wasn’t a popular decision, as the bombs were met with boos from the audience. The match did eventually continue, but 15 people were injured during the incident.


#1: The Battle of Bramall Lane

For once, it wasn’t the fans who ruined this event, but the players themselves. They simply just wouldn’t stop being aggressive, and it cost them the match. In 2002, Sheffield United and West Brom notoriously faced off at Bramall Lane Stadium. The match was littered with endless red cards and injuries. United players were particularly unruly, either deliberately bending the rules. By the 82nd minute, Sheffield was down to 6 men, and the game had to be abandoned. Many players were either banned, fined, or accused of cheating, and West Brom was eventually awarded the win.
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