Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/5/12
There wasn't a fight in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia; and even though there were over 45,000 New York and Philadelphia sports fans crammed into the stadium for a rivalry game, there were no significant incidents in the stands, either. But at 7:15 p.m. at the iconic Geno's Steaks located at 1200 South 9th St., violence broke out between hockey fans. Three unknown males wearing Philadelphia Flyers jerseys paid a homeless man to spray two New York Rangers fans with some kind of cleaning substance, according to MyFoxPhilly.com. After an altercation, they then sucker-punching them, and pummeling them as they lay on the ground. According to NBC's New York affiliate, one of the injured Rangers fans was an off-duty New Jersey police officer and former Marine who won a Purple Heart in Iraq. From the New York Daily News: Neal Auricchio, 30, has worn the uniforms of the Marine Corps and the Woodbridge Police Department, but it appeared to be his Rangers h...
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