New York City Cops And Firefighters Brawl At Charity Hockey Game (VIDEOS)

A hockey game between New York City’s finest and bravest soon degenerated into one of the bloodiest.

The annual charity game between the city’s cops and firefighters, held Sunday at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., was tied at three goals apiece in the second period when a bench-clearing brawl erupted. If anyone cares, the NYPD went on to win 8-5.

The brawl was followed by a 25-minute delay, with officials doling out several penalties and ejections.

A cop in the stands told the New York Post that in 20 years of attending the game, he’s never seen a bench-clearing brawl between the cops and firefighters.

Many of the spectators had their cameras ready.

h/t Deadspin


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