West Ham United and Columbus Crew Fans Riot During Friendly

Chokeholds! Yelling! Footage of the Battle of Ohio

7/21/08 in Soccer   |   Jon   |   5 respect



Videos from yesterday's fight between West Ham United and Columbus Crew fans have finally made their way to Youtube. In the first video, a West Ham fan gets put into a chokehold by a security guard as other fans push and yell around them. Cool.

Below, fans fight in the stands. The number of people battling was indeed greatly exaggerated, but that's okay. Rome wasn't destroyed by rioting in a day. American soccer fans will get better with time.



Just be sure to call me when we get to motor scooter tossing. Then I'll know we've made it.

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7/22/08   |   NittanyJon   |   245 respect

Pass the weed dude! Who sings this fine piece of music?

7/22/08   |   NittanyJon   |   245 respect

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How moronic is it for West Ham to walk through the stands to the dressing room(?). If they were around the Little Sisters of the Poor, there would be some tension. In a more serious note, my Brother-In-Law and Sister went to Columbus for a wedding and were not impressed by the scenery. This fight will not help its image. Maybe they're getting cranked up for Blue Jackets hockey a little early this year!!!

7/22/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

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Elijah Wood isn't sure who to root for.

7/22/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
I'm dreaming dreams,
I'm scheming schemes,
I'm building castles high.
They're born anew,
Their days are few,
Just like a sweet butterfly.
And as the daylight is dawning,
They come again in the morning.

I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

Gets a funny because I had to google all that to see what it was. Well played.

7/22/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I'm dreaming dreams,
I'm scheming schemes,
I'm building castles high.
They're born anew,
Their days are few,
Just like a sweet butterfly.
And as the daylight is dawning,
They come again in the morning.

I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

7/21/08   |   Seth   |   301 respect

Columbus - Becoming the #1 soccer city in America, one houligan at a time.