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How Very Polite Canadians Do a Sports Riot

Arika Okrent

WP_20151014_010.mp4Crowds celebrate at Yonge and Dundas. Notice they dance in the intersection during the 4 way stop but quickly clear when the light turns green. Only in Toronto. Go Blue Jays. Posted by David Lindsay on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

When the Toronto Blue Jays clinched a spot in the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, their fans naturally wanted to engage in some public celebration—so they took to the streets. But there would be no fires or overturned cars. There would not even be a traffic hassle. Instead, as shown in this Facebook video shared by David Lindsay, which has quickly gone viral, fans ran into the street to jump and cheer when there was a four-way traffic stop, but then quickly hurried back to the curb to let the cars pass whenever the light turned green. That's one crazy-considerate party!