This is right out of the movie “The Outsiders.” Seriously, who actually initiates a rumble like this in real life? Apparently rival soccer fans do in Holland. Here’s the full story from The Daily Mail
This shocking footage shows violent football hooligans fighting in what appears to be an organised brawl. A ‘Fight Club’ culture of hooliganism is breeding among European football fans, police warn, with deaths from the organised dust-ups only a matter of time. The warning comes as a video emerged of rival fans fighting a brutal hand-to-hand battle on some deserted land.
Hooligans from the current Dutch league leaders Feyenoord and those from AZ met each other in an arranged fight on a field in the city of Alkmaar, in the north-western part of the Netherlands. The video shows the Feyenoord hooligans in black, and those from AZ arranged in white. On the battle cry of ‘Feyenoord Hooligans!’ the groups then charge at each other. The lines quickly descend into a chaotic melee, with hits and kicks flying in all directions. A police spokesman said: ‘We have no idea whether anyone injured went to a hospital,’ and added that they were considering whether to investigate the fight as a criminal matter.
The scrap was an example of a phenomenon known as 20-20 fights, well known to the Dutch police. The pre-arranged fights see 20 combatants on each side meet according to a clearly defined set of rules, which normally excludes the use of any weapons and hitting or kicking those already fallen to the ground.
OK the word Hooligans is amazing. Second of all if you’re gonna brawl, this is how you brawl. Seriously, this is like a Braveheart scene. There’s everything in this fight. From Mortal Kombat type kicks to two guys pretending they actually know how to box, plus the whole mud factor? Seriously, you couldn’t make up a better scenario than this.
The only way this could be improved is if Matt Dillon ran out and screamed “no one starts a rumble without me!”