Over the past 18 months or so we’ve made a honest effort to cover the rivalry between the LA Galaxy and the LAFC known as El Trafico in all its entirely. The good, the bad, the embarrassing.
Covering acts of violence and public disturbances might not clash with the sanitized promotional image the league would like to present, but it’s our responsibility to tell it like it is. The tragic tale of Bryan Stow, a paramedic who was savagely assaulted by Dodger fans and suffered severe brain damage, should serve as a reminder to all of us to stay vigilant in squashing even the slightest hint of hooliganism.
guess someone told the youth soccer team they weren't going out for snack packs after the match. https://t.co/H1aG5aUh4S— LAG Confidential (@LAGConfidential) July 22, 2019
LAFC fans were not on their best behavior Friday night. Significant damage was done to the north end bleachers and the club has confirmed LAFC fans were responsible.
Furthermore in what can best be described as an act of dickish rebeliion, supporters removed safety mats secured with zip ties from the stands and theatrically carried them away and into garbage cans.
Thank god the toilet seats are clamped down.
Joking aside, you can’t disconnect a zip tie without a knife or a sharp metal object, both of which are prohibited on the property. The whole incident kind of stinks, to be honest.