Jets and Patriots Fans Charged in Brawl

Footage of fight shows men and women throwing punches outside MetLife stadium

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Free Safety Antonio Allen #39 of the New York Jets breaks up a pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots during the 2nd quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Four football fans were charged with assault and disorderly conduct on Tuesday for engaging in a post-game brawl outside of MetLife Stadium. Cell phone footage of the incident, viewed nearly 2 million times on YouTube, shows a snippet of the fight amid a crowd of onlookers. At one point the crowd parts and the camera catches a clear shot of a Jets fan hitting a female Patriots fan in the face.

According to the New York Times, police described a more extended melee. The details will be sorted out in court in East Rutherford, N.J., but an official statement from the Jets delivered a swift verdict: All four fans will be barred from the stadium for life.

[New York Times]