That’s just what the soccer world doesn’t want to see! Fans from Manchester United and Everton got into a nasty fight just hours before their FA Cup semi-final match at a rest stop on Apr. 23. Click to watch the shocking video.
Disgusting! It only takes a handful of soccer fans to bring the beautiful game’s reputation down and that’s exactly what some Manchester United and Everton fans have done right before a crucial FA Cup semi-final match-up. Supporters from both teams got embroiled in a mass brawl on route to London on Apr. 23. Click down to see the graphic video showing the violence.
Now, we must stress that not all fans of Manchester United and Everton behave like this. This is just the minority spoiling it for others, but it’s absolutely brutal what goes on here. The trouble flared up at Cannock Services in Staffordshire, England when coaches carrying sets of supporters from both teams pulled up at the same rest stop.
A witness told The Mirror how the incident unfolded. “I saw all the chanting and made my way over for a bit of what I thought to be light-hearted banter. Before I realized what was going on it had escalated rather quickly and punches were being thrown. An Everton fan stepped in to try and break up the melee only to be set upon by three United fans who quickly punched him to the ground before stamping on him. Another Everton fan shouted ‘Stop there’s kids here’ and that was greeted with one United fan shouting ‘F*** off you Scouse c***’ before hurling a glass bottle in his direction narrowly missing him and the child. Someone shouted ‘Police’ and everyone involved seemed to disperse rather quickly and blend into the crowd.”
What a debacle. It’s incidents like this that bring soccer in the UK back to the dark ages, and the awful hooliganism scene of the 80s. There’s just no place for it, especially when there’s kids and families around.
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