Civilised Behaviour

Air Jordan release sparks stampedes at stores across US

Police officers were called in to break up fights and restore order at the Carolina Place Mall in North Carolina

Rowdy scenes have broken out at stores across the US as shoppers jostled to lay their hands on Nike’s new shoe.

There was disorder from California to Georgia as shoppers vied to buy a retro version of a classic Air Jordan model.

A new pair costs about $180 (£115), but they are already being listed on eBay for as much as $605.

The ugly scenes recalled the violence that broke out in the early 1990s on streets across America as the shoes became popular targets for thieves.

In the early hours of Friday, police used pepper spray on about 20 customers who started fighting at a mall in suburban Seattle, Washington state, as they waited in line to buy the black-and-white Air Jordan 11 Retro Concords.

 

Source: BBC News Read more

Opinion:

Pathetic arseholes

 

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