November 22, 2004

Pistons fans' brawl gives Detroit a bad name - again

Detroit fans were scuffling with NBA stars at the end of the Indiana Pacers vs. Detroit Pistons game and showering players with beer, ice and popcorn. Such disorderly actions from the enthusiastic fans adds to Detroit's reputation of overall unrest. Detroit remains "the poster child for everything that's bad" to some on a national level, said Kurt Metzger, research director of the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University. "People around the country seem to have this idea: 'Of course, there's" Detroit, wouldn't you know that's the place it's always going to happen.'

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