NYPD And FDNY Brawl During Charity Hockey Match

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A large brawl broke out during an annual charity hockey match between New York City police and firefighters on Long Island.

Videos posted online show players from both teams clearing the bench and throwing punches while referees are seen trying to break up the fights. Hockey sticks and gloves are seen littered about the ice.

Newsday reports the fights began during the second period of the match at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Sunday as both teams were tied 3-3. The NYPD eventually won 8-5.

The fire and police departments both declined to comment.

It is interesting to note, that the original video which was posted on YouTube, and had more then 50,000 views, was pulled down early Monday morning.

(AP)




5 COMMENTS

  1. Firefighters and cops are ordinary human beings that people expect to be saints since they are charged with keeping people and property safe from harm.

    Given the huge amounts of stress they operate under, plus the rivalry between the two departments, a brawl like this while playing a physical sport is not the end of the world. Sure it looks bad, but we couldn’t begin to understand what these guys deal with on a daily basis.