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.
(”‘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.
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.