MLS aggro: Fan violence prior to New York derby (Video) 6 years ago

MLS aggro: Fan violence prior to New York derby (Video)

As Major League Soccer grows in popularity across the world, they seem to have adopted an unwelcome facet of the beautiful game - football violence.

Ahead of the New York derby (New York Red Bulls versus New York City FC) - only the third game between the two sides - there was bedlam on the New Jersey streets as the rival fans clashed.

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Various objects were thrown in the skirmish before police sirens interrupted the rowing foes. Perhaps most bizarre were the chants of 'OO ARE YA!' seemingly in faux-English accents.

It's all a far cry from the shiny happy sanitised version of the American game that MLS are so keen to promote...