Philly Fans Foightin’ ‘Round The World (w/ Video)

Okay, we need to say right off the bat that the above headline technically isn’t right, nor did we ever think it was right. Philadelphia fans at least have the common sense to stay in their own city to rain blows down on each other. But it’s been years since we’ve seen Russell Crowe foightin’ ’round the world, and we kind of miss it. Anyhoo.

Russell Crowe FOIGHT
(”‘Ey! I’m ‘ere with me friend Tugger, and we’re ready to foight!“)

Fans in Philadelphia have most justifiably earned a reputation for loutish behavior, a tradition that goes back for decades. But usually it’s directed at outsiders, like Santa Claus. “Go back to the North Pole, you fat [expletive deleted]!” But fighting each other? Well, that’s new. They’re… they’re evolving. Or devolving, one of the two. Watch the face-mashing after the break.

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Phillies Fans Fight During WS Banner Ceremony

Philadelphia sports fans have a reputation of being not so pleasant. You know - booing Santa Claus, cheering when Michael Irvin was laid out on the turf, etc. So it really should come as no surprise that during a ceremony to raise the Phillies’ 2008 World Series Champions banner at Citizens Bank Ballpark, two Philly fans would get into fisticuffs.

From THE 700 LEVEL (some language NSFW):


Yeah, there’s bound to be some punches thrown at your average Phillies game, but on this particular night at this particular moment? And 10 feet away from the actual ceremony, too?

Interesting artistic choice by the cameraman to film the banner raising at a 90-degree angle. He must have worked on the old “Batman” TV series in the ’60s.