For the second year in a row, Kentucky has been bounced from the NCAA tournament. And, for the second year in a row, riots broke out on and off campus in Lexington.
As fires blazed in the middle of the street, citizens burned lawn chairs, shirts and other items in protest of their loss.
2 people were confirmed arrested while 27 others were detained, according to early reports.
Several students were injured as bottles were thrown and a few were burned. Police took to the streets with riot gear and protective shields, marking the second year that this riot has occurred.
Fires broke out throughout state street in Kentucky, with students chanting "Fuck that Shit" while throwing items and causing a disturbance.
Fortunately for the students involved in this repeated riot it is unlikely to result in an increase in militarized police force at their doorsteps or set curfews.
Last year's riot in their loss to Connecticut turned particularly violent.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Police in Lexington used tear gas to control rowdy fans, and several couch fires were lit in the streets after Kentucky fell to Connecticut in the NCAA basketball championship final.
Government official Susan Straub said at least 17 couch fires were lit overnight in the State Street area of Lexington and there were 18 injuries, most of them minor and treated at the scene. She confirmed seven arrests but had no further details in releasing a statement early Tuesday.
There is no word on whether or not President Obama "caused" these riots, and Conservatives have yet to offer an assessment of how much this riot will cost a community, especially as an ongoing tradition.
FYI, nice note to refer to Police Helicopters as "ghetto birds"...
Numerous calls to the police department, fire department as well as the deployment of Police Helicopters to monitor the events. It is unknown how much this adventure will cost the city at this point, or, as conservatives pointed out, whether or not this will deter outsiders from visiting the community out of fear.
City does not have at this moment projected costs. I'm unsure if Sean Hannity will have a longform statement about those who rioted. I'm not holding my breath.