WATCH: British Soccer Hooligan Punches Police Horse in the Face

Soccer Hooligans
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According to most reports, British soccer hooliganism has all but disappeared due to huge numbers of police and video cameras at stadiums and the surrounding areas.

But, you would have a hard time convincing this police horse that hooliganism has disappeared.

Things got ugly in the streets after a game between Portsmouth and Southampton on Tuesday. It’s unclear what started the fracas, but what is clear to see on the viral video is a fan punching a police horse.

“Yo yo yo! My man’s swinging for a horse!” the fan can be heard screaming in the video.

Unfortunately for his assailant, the horse had a remarkable jaw and took the punch quite well. In fact, he barely looked fazed as he quickly recovered and chased the man down the street before his two-legged colleagues arrived and exacted revenge.

Yahoo! reported that a 52-year-old man had been arrested on charges of animal cruelty.

Though, it appears more damage was done to the horse puncher, as opposed to the horse. Moral of the story: Don’t punch horses people, especially police horses.

Southampton won the game, 4-0.

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