Saskatoon LFL brawl video goes viral
A video of a Lingerie Football League brawl at the Credit Union Centre is going viral.
The battle was not on the field, however. It was in the stands.
You know that old saying, “they give you the whole seat but you only need the edge?” Apparently that doesn’t apply to LFL fans. They were too busy chucking haymakers at fellow patrons as fists were flying and shirts were torn off during a game in Saskatoon last Saturday.
LFL Canada posted the video to its Youtube channel. It was the only highlight reel posted from the game between Saskatoon Sirens and the Regina Rage.
"This happens in soccer, it happens in every major sport," said Mitchell Mortaza, league founder and chairman. "I think the fans saw the potential for the sport."
It will certainly make for an entertaining game when the two teams play again in Regina on Oct. 21.
"To have the rivalry start this early, I think it's a great indicator for LFL football and specifically the Regina Rage and the Saskatoon Sirens," Mortaza said.
It will be an extra special game, because the winner will advance to the first ever Canadian LFL championship game.
"We expect the Brandt Centre to be packed, the people to be fired up, it should be an incredible game," Mortaza said.
Mortaza believes even though it's never good to see people get hurt, it brings a level of legitimacy to the sport.
The Regina Rage beat the Sirens 26-20 where two fights in the stands broke out and streakers hit the field.
The video of the brawl has been posted on the website deadspin.