Fans of West Ham, Columbus Crew Behave Just Like You Think They Would
West Ham United supporters ventured into the Columbus Crew's supporters section in an attempt to start a brawl during halftime of yesterday's friendly between the two clubs in Columbus. According to reports, the fight spilled out onto the concourse, and several punches were thrown before police attempted to break it up.
After halftime, a banner was unfurled that read "ICF, 30 Years Undefeated." ICF stands for Inter City Firm, which is one of the most notorious hooligan groups in English soccer. No word on whether any Ohio State football fans have asked them for a rematch.
Oh, by the way, West Ham plays the MLS All-Stars on Thursday -- in Toronto. Gee, I can't think of a more mild-mannered group than Toronto FC supporters. What could possibly go wrong?