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Footage captures fight following heated football derby

FOOTAGE has emerged of brutal street fight outside a pub following a heated football derby.

The recording appears to show a large crowd of Hibs and Hearts fans exchange blows outside a pub in Edinburgh following Sunday’s derby match.

The fight seems to have been sparked when one set of supporters try to get into the International Bar in the city’s Brougham Place, but start to fight with those already inside.

The shocking melee has been filmed from a flat across the road and the video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday with the title: “Hearts CSF vs Hibs Capital City Service.”


The fight broke out at night after the Hibs vs Hearts match


The fight starts with those trying to get into the pub squaring up to those already inside.

A large-scale brawl then breaks out, as fighting spills out around the pavement near the pub as men are kicked and punched in the head.

One of the men uses a chair as weapon and throws it into the bar before the large group begin to head off up a side street.

The fight appears to have ended, however, one man, dressed in red, runs out from the bar and charges at the group which starts the fighting once again.

An ambulance drives past, as the group begin to run off, presumably mistaking the siren for the police.

After the fighting has stopped, one disorientated man stumbles from the pub with his face covered in blood as two other pub-goers try to help him. Another man is seen with an obvious, bloody head wound.

The clip was uploaded to YouTube and filmed on February 12, the day of the latest Hearts v Hibs derby at Tynecastle.

The game itself ended in a drab 0-0 draw and the two sides will face off in a replay at Easter Road on Wednesday next week.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to Brougham Place at 8.40pm on Sunday 12 February following reports of a disturbance.

“Two men, aged 33 and 35, were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with head injuries.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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