Cleveland Indians fans have rioted across the country in protest of the results of the 2016 World Series. Despite knowing the rules prior to playing, they were unhappy that they lost and demanded the outcome be changed. They could be heard chanting #NotOurWorldSeriesChampion all across America. Over half of the protesters never even bothered to watch or attend a game.
Even though the Cubs won 4 games and the Indians only won 3, since both teams scored 27 total runs throughout all 7 games, they are being declared co-world champions.
When questioned, Major League Baseball Commissioner Manfred stated, “We felt it was the right thing to do for the nation. What kind of example would Major League Baseball be setting if we expected the adults who play this game, and their fans, to gracefully accept defeat? Instead of creating a bigger divide between the Cubs and Indians, MLB is confident that the Cubs will gladly share their victory with the Indians.”