Three New York City FC fans were arrested in Orlando after Orlando City SC’s 1-0 win over NYCFC for assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest, according to NBC New York.
Orlando police say that an unidentified deputy tried to stop a fight between NYCFC and Orlando City SC fans before he was attacked by the fans. One of the arrested fans was charged with aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence, while the two others were charged with resisting arrest.
The unidentified deputy stepped in, and according to Orlando police, several people involved in the brawl started “striking and choking the deputy.” He was taken to a hospital with a leg injury.
Video showed a man holding back a woman who was saying something to officers. One of the officers pushed the man, who was not engaging at that point, and then a fight broke out.
According to NBC New York, the officer was sent to the hospital but is expected to be okay.