I sort of disagree with the Russian commentator.. When people are throwing beer bottles at your head (direct threat to your life), it's understandable that Nazarov would be absolutely mad. And for a while, cops are nowhere to be seen.
If the glass was high enough to start with, there would be no conflict in the first place. The coaches wouldn't even hear the fans. Not to mention proper security (concierge like in NA would calm the fans down).
I've seen in other KHL stadiums where the glass actually goes quiet high and tilts to protect the players. I guess Minsk arena never got the memo.
While Nazarov's actions are questionnable from a professionnal point of view, that fan deserved everything he had coming for him. I can't help but to feel satisfaction when Nazarov turns around and lays on the hurt - way too many of these hooligans get away unpunsihed.
Do they really sell beverages in glass bottles in KHL arenas?
Don't know about others, but here in Riga you can't get anything in bottles(doesn't matter glass or plastic). Also it's hard to say, but after watching the video, I'd say they were made from plastic.
Now more on-topic:
Originally Posted by Garl
Well, it seemed that they acted like douches on the ice, but can't blame Nazarov here. Fans threw bottles at him.
Oh, sure you can - Minsk managed to score the go-ahead goal in the last minutes of the game. Vitjaz got frustrated and started to initiate multiple fights.
Few seconds left till the end and what does Nazarov do? He lets out Brennan and other enforcers, knowing that they'll go after the opposition in order to injure them.
Nazarov and Vityaz earned that. This will be the standard greeting for them in the KHL if they keep this up. The bottles are plastic and not glass. Had it been glass, things would be very different. What a dick move to put Brennan in with 40 seconds left when you are down one goal just to pick a fight. They didn't even try to score the goal. Other then that it was a very good game.
this time vs the public ... !
Not surprising that now the public insults them (fans of other teams !) and that, known for their delicat dimplomatic skills, reply in a reliable and old stylish (very old ... homo neandertalensis ) way.