The last time Orlando City hosted a soccer match, the traveling fans of New York City FC acted well... like you’d expect fans of New York City FC to act - like idiots. One stole a seat from the stadium, others were involved in a brawl that injured an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy.
NYCFC fan tried stealing a seat wtf pic.twitter.com/aEjcyyMdzy— gg (@Giroudaholic) March 6, 2017
Three soccer fans from NY arrested after allegedly attacking a deputy in Florida after a game there over the weekend https://t.co/4bK8CKPARb pic.twitter.com/Gq6ziVENhi— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) March 6, 2017
Philadelphia fans also have a bit of a reputation, so it was good to see that after the match some of the away support took the time to pose with members of the Orlando Police Department and take a photo to show that not all traveling soccer fans are complete jackasses and wannabe hooligans.
Kudos to the fifty or so Sons of Ben who made the trip to Central Florida, took in a match without destroying property or stealing things, and left without trying to fight local law enforcement! And good on them for taking a minute to show the local cops not all soccer fans are belligerent assholes (we may be assholes, but we’re not belligerent).