October 20, 2010
Wait, is this supposed to happen in Canada? Here we are at the Ontario Football Conference amateur league football game between the St. Leonard Cougars and host Hamilton Hurricanes.
The game is almost over when St. Leonard players rush the stands and engage in a wild brawl with spectators, the battle including one fan being flattened with a plastic milk crate, and another being knocked out cold with a punch.
Despite ambulances and police being called to the scene at Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton police have dropped their investigation into the fight because no one is willing to press charges.
From The Hamilton Spectator:
Up to 20 St. Leonard players jumped into the stands after being heckled by Hurricanes fans. Fists, crates and helmets began flying.
For the championship game on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Ivor Wynne, Hurricanes officials have decided that fans will all sit in the south side stands on the opposite side from the players' benches.
Cougars head coach Jeff Rached said he requested added security in the second quarter. Hurricane officials went into the crowd and tried to calm some of the hecklers.
OFC players range in age from 18 to 22 and are sometimes recruited by the CFL.
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