The annual charity hockey game between the Fire Department of New York City’s Bravest and the New York City Police Department’s Finest at the Nassau Coliseum turned aggressive when a bench-clearing brawl erupted with the score tied 3-3.
The referees’ efforts to mediate the fight proved futile, as dozens of firefighters and police officers relentlessly punched and wrestled each other to the ground.
Twitter users had mixed feelings about the heated scuffle.
FDNY and NYPD fighting at charity hockey game... how embarrassing—
Tony Barrera (@TonyT0NE28) April 06, 2014
Fdny and nypd bench clearing brawl... God I love hockey.—
N. Slingblade Cross (@nickg_6690) April 06, 2014
The NYPD went on to defeat the FDNY 8-5 in an upset that broke the FDNY’s five-year win streak.
Check out the intense confrontation in the video below.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@Daddy_Came_Home