VIDEO: Your Soccer Riot Of The Day
Relegation is a great thing. In many soccer leagues, the last place teams are demoted to lower leagues, and first-place teams in the lower leagues can be thrust into the top leagues. Imagine if a Major League baseball franchise – like the Dodgers – finished in last place, and the punishment was that they had to play the next season at the Triple-A level. It’s a brilliant feature that should be adopted here in the US for all our professional leagues.
Argentinian fans of the team River Plate did not take well to their favorite side being relegated for the first time in the 110-year history of the club. So they rioted.