Russian soccer fans politely schedule a vicious and bloody brawl
Fans of two Russian soccer teams decided to schedule a time and a place to get together. They bused people in, set rules of conduct, and then proceeded to beat the crap out of each other.
The video recently came to the attention of Complex, who – understandably – listed it as a gang fight. That would actually make a bit more sense.
A little more digging though, shows that the video is actually far more polite and organized than a battle between two criminal outfits. According to the website 1obl.ru (which then went through a rough Google translation), the two sides are actually rival soccer fans.
It’s a little confusing, but it appears to be roughly 80 fans of teams from the cities of Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg, located in Russia, north of Kazakhstan. The site goes on to say that there are roughly 38 participants on each side, and the rival supporters frequently get into bare knuckle brawls known in Russia as wall-to-walls. They are considered good fun.
For this fight, fans were bused to a remote location outside of the city. The rules for this particular brawl stated that participants should not attack opponents on the ground, should avoid the spine, and not unduly focus on the face. Within seconds, all three rules are broken.
This not the first bloody meeting of these groups, and it won’t be the last. Although this video is just now making the rounds, it actually took place about a year ago. God knows what they’ve been up to since.