Valencia soccer sucker punch melee

Things got a a little out of hand on the pitch (concrete) Saturday at the Valencia Playground courts when a questionable tackle in a competitive pick-up match of soccer sparked a mini-brawl that eventually resulted in the arrival of several squad cars (one undercover), an ambulance, and possibly an arrest or two.  Luckily, our pal Fergus had the wherewithal to capture the scene for posterity.

The thing about soccer brawls is that there’s always a lot of posturing and backpedaling, since no one actually wants to get punched, and the group just moves around the court like a violent, churning amoeba until someone inevitably throws a sucker punch.  This escalates things somewhat, leading to more backpedaling and shouting until someone else gets another sucker punch in.  The whole brawl seems to last until presumably an even number of sucker punches is thrown by each team and everyone is satisfied that the original issue and all consequent sucker punches have been avenged.


(Thanks Fergus!)

4 Responses to “Valencia soccer sucker punch melee”

  1. Corpus Nerd says:

    That was anticlimactic.

  2. Huh? says:

    yawning gap between copy and video

  3. SimonSays says:

    Really? You guys are going to put videos of fights in the Mission? Do we really need a reminder?