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Amputee Brawl Breaks Out at Charity Soccer Match, Goes Viral (Video)

Tuesday, 04 Jun 2013 05:59 PM

By Morgan Chilson

Fans yelled out in surprise as two amputee soccer teams at a charity game started pummeling each other with fists and with crutches. The Holland and Netherlands soccer match turned violent after one team member apparently tripped another, according to the Christian Post. All players on the field were using either prosthetic legs or crutches.

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InsideWorldSoccer reported that it wasn’t just a trip, but that one player grabbed the only good leg of an opposing player, yanking him to the ground.

When the players started yelling and pushing each other, some spectators rushed into the brawl as well. All in all, about 20 people were fighting on the field in what some are calling an “embarrassing” display. Although referees tried to stop the fight, they couldn’t get the players under control and were especially challenged when spectators jumped in.

The situation lends itself to humor on the Internet. A Deadspin writer wrote beneath a video of the fight: “Belgium. The Netherlands. One leg. No mercy.”

A Bleacher Report column by Dan Bleacher said: “In a flash of metal and fists, the shoving match turned into a brawl—and with that fighting, a series of reactions are going off in your mind while watching these images. It probably goes something like this: 1. What? 2. There’s one-legged soccer? 3. Is this real? 4. That’s insane. 5. They’re fighting? 6. Oh my God they’re fighting. 7. *Head explodes*"

Fights aren’t unusual in most sports, but soccer fights seem to get a lot of attention. YouTube is full of videotaped soccer match fights.

Even parents are fighting at some games. During a recent youth soccer game in Ontario, more than 30 parents started fighting.

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