Video: Cops and firefighters have a 25-minute brawl at charity ice-hockey game 8 years ago

Video: Cops and firefighters have a 25-minute brawl at charity ice-hockey game

There's nothing like the friendly atmosphere of a charity match to get a good fight goin'

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There's very little that your average ice hockey fan enjoys more than an all out brawl that empties both benches at a game, except maybe their country and patriotism. 'MURICAAA!

Included in that is surely their love of their police department and firefighters, who are rightly given a lot of kudos and respect in the community for putting their lives on the line every day, so when the two forces met on the ice for a friendly charity game, you'd think that would be the one place where the atmosphere would be...well, friendly.

You'd be wrong, as this footage from a charity game this past Sunday proves, with both sides getting involved in a brawl that took the officials nearly 25-minutes to break up. This short video shows a few minutes, presumably in the middle, where the benches had cleared and there were constant scuffles along the sidelines too.

According to Mashable, The New York Post talked to an NYPD officer who said he’d never seen anything like it adding that it was reminiscent of the infamous Rangers-Flyers games from the '70s. We're not sure if it's that bad, but it's certainly a turn up for the books, given these are the people who enforce the laws. Who will police the police?! Coast Guard, maybe...

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Hat -tip to Mashable for the video