Coffee & Conversation: The Perils of Sports Fandom
- 3:00 pm on Friday, April 19, 2019
- 5:00 pm on Friday, April 19, 2019
- Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 775 Commonwealth Ave
Boston is a sports town – a championship town. But when do the extremes of sports fandom, both in Boston and beyond, go too far? Do fans have too much license to scream and yell whatever they want in an arena, stadium or ballpark (see Russell Westbrook incident)? Is it fair game to intimidate fans of a rival team who are in your space (think a Yankees fan in Boston)? When does sports fandom go from community-building to dangerous tribalism? Let’s talk!