Winona police said a 21 year old Winona man was hospitalized in Rochester Sunday after he was seriously injured in a street fight that resulted from a disagreement over the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers.
Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said officers were called to Ninth and Franklin Streets just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday on a report of a brawl involving 50 to 60 people. When they arrived they discovered most of the participants had scattered but a Winona man was on the ground and bleeding from his face.
A witness told police a large group of people had attended a gathering in a home in the area and got into an argument over the Vikings and Packers. The argument spilled into the street. Williams said the witness told officers a second large group of people were passing by and heard the discussion and the two groups met in the street.
The witness said the male victim was hit and kicked by about three people but the witness could not identify any of them. The victim was taken to Winona Health and later transferred to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Williams said it's believed the victim sustained a fractured skull.