A couple of weeks ago, a YouTube video of a soccer fan brawl hit the trend cycle. This one, however, isn’t just the traditional footage of fans pounding on each other in the stands until the security guards intervene. No, instead what we were treated to was an old-fashioned gang fight, but instead of rival neighborhoods fighting for turf, these were soccer fans of opposing teams meeting in the middle of street for some hand-to-hand combat fun. Posted by the Hooligan Wardrobe collective, the video has crossed viral boundaries.
Check it out if you haven’t seen it already:
According to the title, the hooligans in the fight are fans of GAIS Gothenburg and Helsingborgs IF (the red-clad individuals). While there are a lot of folks on screen, as far as YouTube fight videos go, this one is pretty tame. It hasn’t, however, stopped some soccer bloggers chastising the hooligans for further lowering the perception of soccer fans, calling the actions deplorable.
Whatever your position on sports fans beating the crap out of each and videoing it for posterity, the video in question has indeed reached trend status. This, of course, means remixes are the next step, and lo and behold, we have a mash-up using the fantastic narration of David Attenborough to provide the play-by-play. The results are pretty spectacular:
I have to be honest, I’m having a hard time telling if the narration is simply well-timed clips from previous Attenborough efforts or if someone is doing a damn good imitation. There is also a third possibility, but surely not, right? I mean, that’s not really Sir David Attenborough having a good time with some bored soccer fans is it? [Hat-tip and lead image courtesy]