“This is how you fight!” Football fans praise video of yob battle at minnows team


RIVAL football fans kick and throw each other against railings in a brutal battle captured on vide this weekend.

The nine-second clip shows rivals from Elgin City and Inverness Caledonian Thistle scrapping after the pair met in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

The violence in the clip is such that some football fans have praised the yobs saying “this is how you fight”.

Inverness won the game, which was a Scottish Cup fourth round fixture, 2-1.

At the start of the video, which appears to take place outside Elgin’s ground, one fan is tugged to the ground and has his head smashed on to a railing.

Photo and Video: Scottish Football Away Fans

When the fan remains on the floor, a rival fighter can be seen kicking him in the ribs, and another punches him in the face.

In the background, some fans can be seen trading blows to the face, and others are shoved out of the view of the camera into the underpass.

The video has been viewed over 160,000 times since being posted on the Scottish Football Away Fans Facebook page yesterday (Sun) evening.

Social media users reacted to the clip with horror.

Mike Forteath said:” This was not fans this was young idiots who thought they were it nothing to do with the football none had colours just young boys creating s***.”

Scozia Granata added: “Sad sad sad, not good enough to be football fans, not tough enough to be hooligans, just scrapping idiots.”

But others reacted by praising those in the footage for “actually having a fight”, instead of just giving verbal threats.

Al Bond wrote: “Some amount of f****** idiots posting on here at least the young lads had a go not like most of the two bob mobs these days.”

Aindí Mac An Táilliúra added: “This must be the first football fight video I’ve seen in ages where the lads are actually having a fight, instead of bouncing around like eejits.”

Mark Mitchell quipped: “Take note Falkirk fans. This is how you fight it’s not a f****** dance off.”

Elgin are a part-time side, currently competing in the Scottish League Two – the fourth tier of Scottish football.

Their ground, Borough Briggs, has a capacity of 4,520, but only 478 of those are seated.

Last season, their average attendance was just 555.

Police Scotland confirmed they were investigating the incident.

A spokeswoman said: “We are looking at the footage now.”

She confirmed that at present nobody had been charged.

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