The annual charity football game between the NYPD and the NYFD ended in an epic brawl that was caught on video.
The annual charity football game in Coney Island New York saw the NYPD winning over the NYFD with a score of 29 to 13. Then, in front of hundreds of family, friends and fans the two sides got into a heated argument that led to a fight.
Punches were thrown and some of the guys ended up getting bloodied. The fight was caught on video by Angle Zayas and depicts a violent scene that police and fire fighters are normally trying to break up.
Both teams are made up of incredibly tough men and there is a strong rivalry between the two.
Last year they got into a fight at another charity hockey match.
The NYPD made a statement about the incident:
“Football is a competitive sport, whether it is the NFL Super Bowl or the annual NYPD-FDNY challenge. It is part of the spirit of the sport, but it all ends on the field.”
Watch the fight below. WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE.
No matter how it is explained, the fight should not have happened and it sets a bad example. On the other hand, these brave men deal with real tragedy on a daily basis and having a way to release that stress could be a good thing. It is better to use excessive force each other on the field in a sport than when arresting a perp.
At the end of the day, they shook hands and have mutual respect. These are tough, brave men working in the biggest city in our nation and we’ll cut them a little slack.
Some of us just wish the passion and tenacity the two teams played with would rub off on the Jets a little bit!