There is an old joke that says, “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” Certainly fitting when applied to the latest from New York’s annual charity game that sees the NYPD face off on the ice against city firefighters. It could also be viewed as an act of Karma that real public servants (of whom I consider firefighters to be among our very finest) would wind up delivering a couple of beatings to the thugs in blue.
While it is hasn’t been explicitly reported, I’m going to take a wild guess that it was the NYPD who initiated the 25-minute brawl that you’ll see a piece of in the video below, as this particular police department always seems to be a hair’s breadth away from gratuitous displays of violence.
In a final note of irony, the charity event takes place in order to raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund … as these peace officers swing at their brethren with bad intentions, surely hoping to create a few more widows and fatherless children.
Video transcript and links below…
by Megan McLeod
New York’s finest and bravest took their gloves off during a charity hockey game this weekend and it was all caught on camera.
“‘The benches are clear!’ Yeah, well this was the scene at the Nassau Coliseum midway through the second period of yesterday’s game.” (Via WNBC)
While it’s not clear why it all started, WABC reports the annual NYPD-FDNY charity hockey game resulted in a bench-clearing brawl in Long Island Sunday.
WNYW says it took quite some time before the game could resume.
”The brawl caused a 25-minute delay, they had to go out and pick up the equipment and referees had to tally up the penalties and ejected players. There didn’t appear to be any serious injuries.” (Via WNYW)
Deadspin reports the FDNY has won the last five years, but the NYPD took home the 8-5 victory Sunday. The publication joked, “In addition to that snapped streak, fans also got to watch New York’s finest and bravest trade blows on the ice like minor league goons.”
According to Newsday, neither the NYPD or FDNY have commented on the brawl.
The annual hockey game raises money for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.
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