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Philadelphia Union fans show police not everyone is as bad as NYCFC

Breaking stereotypes about Philly fans one non-incident at a time.

Traveling Philadelphia Union fans and Orlando Police pose for a photo after the Union’s loss to Orlando City.
Traveling Philadelphia Union fans and Orlando Police pose for a photo after the Union’s loss to Orlando City.
Gerry Hendrix

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.

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.

Traveling Philadelphia Union fans and Orlando Police pose for a photo after the Union’s loss to Orlando City.
This is how you behave on away trips, Noo Yawk.
Gerry Hendrix

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).