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Video: NYPD vs. NYFD Charity Football Game Ends in Brawl

May 24, 2016  | 

VIDEO: NYPD vs. NYFD Charity Football Game Ends in Brawl

The NYPD and FDNY have a long history of working together to save lives in New York City. But put them together on a field of play and all hell usually breaks loose.

It happened again on Sunday, when the city's Bravest and Finest squared off in what was supposed to be a friendly charity football game at MCU Park on Coney Island. Instead, it turned into an all out brawl that resulted in some bloody faces, bruised knuckles and soaring testosterone levels, the New York Daily News reports.

In video shot on the field just after the cops' 29-13 win over the firefighters at the iconic Brooklyn ballpark during what is ironically nicknamed the "Fun City Bowl," the teams are seen converging near the 50-yard line for what was supposed to be a traditional post-game handshake. But tempers flared as players got in each other's faces.

Soon, bodies hit the turf as the amateur football players tugged at each other's jerseys. After about a minute of fisticuffs, the sides start to separate as coaches yell "Sideline!"

Money from the fundraiser will go to the NYPD's Widows' & Children's Fund and the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation.


Comments (5)

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kevcopAz @ 5/24/2016 4:46 PM

Competitive spirt is one thing, but this is an embassessment and childness conduct that frankly is inexcusable. Both sides, no matter who said what need to grow up. Fools.

Tom Ret @ 5/25/2016 6:11 AM

The public often times view the police in a negative light unjustifiably but this type of behavior doesn't help. Did it not occur to these guys that even though their cause was good and just, their behavior would be scrutinized by the public and surely wasn't good for kids watching whom the police and fire were trying to honor! How about they practice a little less football and lot more self restraint and act like the professionals they want the public to support.

Prblecause @ 5/25/2016 7:38 AM

Goes true for the Firemen too Tom Ret.

Tom Ret @ 5/25/2016 8:50 AM

prblecause- firemen aren't the ones with the image problem and dependent on
citizen support as are cops. The firemen could have started the incident for all
I know. Like I said earlier, if you want to be treated and respected as professionals then act professional especially if your actions are going to broadcast through out the country.

Mike @ 5/25/2016 9:46 AM

Disgusting behavior by EVERYONE, police or fire doesn't matter! Where is the good sportsmanship examples these days! Even in professional sports, those that don't know how to be "good sports" and set "good examples" shouldn't be playing at all!

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