On Monday, the NYPD and FDNY came together for a charity football game.
Unfortunately, things got ugly when tempers boiled over and members of the police and fire departments started throwing some major blows in what ended as a bloody brawl.
How did it all start?
“I think one of the FDNY guys exchanged words with the NYPD player and then from there, I couldn’t see what was happening, I just saw the crowds come around the player,” a freelance photographer told NBC 4 in New York.
“I heard it happening before I saw it happening.”
The NYPD went on to win the game, 29-13
You can see the fight below:
— Ray Villeda (@RayVilleda) May 24, 2016
Hey, can’t we all just get along?
After the game was over, the NYPD released a statement saying the bad blood would end on the field.
“Football is a competitive sport, whether it is the NFL Super Bowl or the annual NYPD-FDNY challenge. It is part of the spirit of the sport, but it all ends on the field,” the statement read.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Angel Zayas/New York Post