Brawl breaks out at Mankato soccer game

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Players were detained after pulling out tire irons and a screwdriver
A soccer brawl broke out at a Mankato park yesterday evening, leading a fleet of squad cars to restore order.

Players had a disagreement on the field at Land of Memories Park, cops said, so several players stormed off the field to retrieve tire irons and screwdrivers.

"I saw some trunks pop open, bars started getting pulled out and basically I thought there was going to be a big brawl, and the police showed up just in time," Andrew Erickson, a witness, told KEYC news.

At least four different law enforcement agencies pulled up to the scene, the station reported, to restore order.

"Two soccer teams had a disagreement and it was reported that three members went and got some tools and came back to the field," said Cmdr. Pam Hermanson of the Mankato Department of Public Safety.

Police ID'd the individuals involved and put several in handcuffs, but no arrests were made. Potential charges are pending, according to the report. No injuries were reported.

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Am i missing something here? The guy getting arrested is white from what I can tell and yet there are still racist comments!?! Strange world we live in.

George
George

Shhhhhhh, todays code-word is 'youths'........

Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.
Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.

Looks like the "peace-loving" Somalis are at it again.

Thatguy
Thatguy

Look at the picture AGAIN, does that guy in cuffs looks Somali to you, Idiot?

Jimmyjobbaker
Jimmyjobbaker

Sounds like a horrible TRUTH to tell!! There is nothing racist about the truth!

Asdf
Asdf

Fitting attitude for Mankato.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Look like the asshole racist trolls are at the comment boards again.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Nah, I just like it when you comment on articles that don't mention race and you bring it into the discussion so I can call you out for being the hate-mongering sociopath that you are.

Weltweit
Weltweit

You really long for a world where you and your mob can just shut people up who make points that are inconvenient to your resentful outlook, don't you?

Asdf
Asdf

There was a point made? He took a story that had no racial overtones whatsoever and injected it into the "discussion." While it may not be overtly racist (though an argument could certainly be made that it is), it certainly reeks of being an asshole troll. So at least he got two out of the three.

Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.
Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.

Ludwigtr and his/her ilk LOVE when news of Minority violence comes up because that gives them yet another reason to cry 'racism'.....because as we all know, black crime is a direct result of the "white man" bringing them down.

T_bone_30
T_bone_30

 Wow you're a racist asshole. Please consider choking on something.

Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.
Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.

And you are an idiot asshole.  Somalis are not a race of people: It refers to their country of origin.  Therefore my comment is not racist.  Why don't you consider educating yourself.

Asdf
Asdf

You're cute. You insinuate and then bark when people call you out on your insinuations. You're the definition of a troll. Now go spread around some Chlamydia; it's what's hot in Mankato these days.

Concerned
Concerned

Wow, I have something for you to choke on little 0buma.....

Self
Self

 As usual, the ones who have no argument will call others names such as "racist."

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