Watching the reaction to Celtic’s 1-0 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers and the various flare-ups that occurred at regular intervals during the match between the two sets of players (and coaches), my overriding feeling was ‘meh.’ Sure there were 3 red cards, El-Hadji Diouf and the game involved one manager squaring up to the other team’s future manager. But a much more heated – and hilarious – brawl had taken place just days earlier.
Macclesfield’s game with Wycombe Wanderers produced the following all-out WWE Royal Rumble-style scrap in League Two just last weekend, though you wouldn’t have known given the relatively minimal media reaction. Observe:
The best part of this brawl for me has to be the referee standing to one side blowing his whistle repeatedly, as if that would somehow magically cease a 22-man pile-up. Brilliant. Or disgraceful, given your disposition, of course.