Internet infamy for Limerick fight video that spawns copycat

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

A scene from the internet video that shows two girls fighting in Crescent Shopping Centre
A VIDEO of two young women fighting in broad daylight in Limerick has gone viral on the internet, reaching a huge audience of more than 700,000 viewers.

A VIDEO of two young women fighting in broad daylight in Limerick has gone viral on the internet, reaching a huge audience of more than 700,000 viewers.

The video, which was released by popular Facebook page Bench Warmers, shows the two girls wrestling in the mud and grass in what appears to be the car park of Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle for three minutes.

However, the Facebook page’s 457,000 fans and other online viewers were more engrossed in the person who was filming the fight, as she was encouraging her friend.

Intermittently, she roared “knee her into the face”, “headbutt her”, “bite her nose” and “keeping kicking her into the face”.

Around two minutes into the video, two men attempted to break up the fight but the two girls continued pulling at each other’s hair. Eventually, it stopped and the group moved onto the road.

Despite the bout coming to an end, the person behind the camera insisted that it continued, screaming “don’t back down from her”.

Meanwhile, a group of local students in the area decided to take advantage of the video’s popularity, and reenacted the fight on film last weekend.

The group of young men, aged 17 and 18, shared the video on Facebook and reached a whopping 13,000 views in the space of 48 hours, and they say that the figures are rising.

“We were walking along and noticed that we were where the fight took place, so we decided there and then to re-enact the video. We were sickened though because we were ruined by all the mud,” one of the actors said.