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When Samuel L. Jackson got embroiled in brawl

Los Angeles: 'The Avengers' star Samuel L. Jackson has revealed that he was once involved in a brawl with a group of football hooligans in the 1980s.

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson. Pic/AFP

After all these years, the 66-year-old has said that he had punched "three or four" football fans during a clash on the Tube in London in the 1980s', during the time he lived in the city where they mistakenly thought he was a fan of a rival team, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Narrating the incident to Shortlist magazine, Jackson said: "I used to run into those guys (football hooligans) on the train on Saturdays.

"The only fight I ever had in London was on a train with some of those guys. Me and my friend were on the train -- just two black guys sitting there -- next to this drunk guy who was f***ing passed out.

"These other guys get on, and I guess the drunk guy must have had the wrong colour scarf on, because they grab him and start kicking his a**.

"Then they looked at me and my friend, like, 'You don't like it? We'll f**k you up, too!' My friend's like, 'Man, we're from f***ing New York,' and they go, 'Oh, you're Americans? We're sorry, we're sorry.'

"It was all about football, see, and we didn't have any team allegiance. We did punch three or four of them, though."

Fortunately, Jackson and his friend were not hurt during the incident. But they were eventually shocked to receive an apology from the group.

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