A steward got into a full-blown fight with a fan at Birmingham vs Watford on Tuesday night.
The two sides played out a 1-1 draw in the Championship fixture, with Ken Sema preserving Watford’s unbeaten start to the season after cancelling out George Hall’s first-half opener.
But the real action was in the stands at St Andrews. A viral video circulating on social media shows a member of security getting into a physical confrontation with a fan.
The two began grappling with one another and feel down a few rows of seats in the struggle.
While this was going on, another group of supporters were getting angry with another two stewards.
Out of nowhere, the steward completes the kind of frightening takedown you would expect to see inside the Octagon in Dana White’s UFC.
The supporter was hurled to the ground and then received a punch to the head. He was held by the collar of his jacket as other fans watched on.
It’s not known what sparked the fracas but the incident prompted plenty of reaction online:
Steward 1-0 up by the looks of it
— Tommy Preece🏒 (@preece13scfc) August 17, 2022
@Ohffs1984 looks to me like the steward punches the fan flush in the face?! And it’s a home game?!
— Rogerio’s Left Peg (@PegRogerio) August 16, 2022
Bloody hell. That’s certainly more interventional stewarding than usual
— gonzo mckenzie (@MozzasMoshPit) August 17, 2022
Steward has done well there to be fair
— Lord Bradley Green (@reallordgreen) August 17, 2022
*Steward has a scrap with Fan more like
Not knowing the situation before but K2 Security have always been awful and violent for no reason against home and away fans
— James (@JamesKelly2398) August 16, 2022
Birmingham’s next fixture is on Saturday when they host Wigan Athletic at St Andrews.
SPORTbible has reached out to K2 Security for comment on the video.