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The fight between two men who got into an argument over whose football team was better was captured on cell phone video and posted to YouTube on Sunday.

In the video, the men argue about the Falcons and Cowboys football teams. There is some yelling, cursing, and then the punches fly.

At one point the Falcons fan is on top of the other man with a whirlwind of punches. Riders can be heard screaming for the duo to stop. After nearly a minute other riders jump in and stop the violence.

"I feel like I have been safe,  maybe there are certain times or places you could be less safe on there, but I have found no problems in my riding," Tyson Volkmann said.

MARTA officials recently announced a new campaign called "Ride with Respect." Officials said riders found to be in violation of those rules set out by a code of conduct could be permanently removed from MARTA.

Rider Will Curry said it needs to go beyond just a campaign.

"If we had more police presence here on the system, at all hours of the day, because things happen at all hours of the day, I think the incidents of that thing happening would be little to none," Curry said.

MARTA Spokesman Lyle Harris released a statement regarding the incident:

"This type of rare and unfortunate incident is being addressed through enhanced police patrols, the installation of security cameras on every vehicle and the enforcement of a customer code of conduct that will lead to the suspension of anyone who's caught engaging in this kind of unacceptable behavior on our transit system." 

MARTA police continue their search for the men involved in the fight, and ask anyone who recognizes the men in the video to call them.

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Falcons fan beats up Cowboys fan on MARTA

The fight between two men who got into an argument over whose football team was better was captured on cell phone video and posted toYouTube Sunday.

In the video, the men argue about the Falcons, and Cowboys football teams.  There is some yelling,cursing, then the punches fly.

At one point the Falcons fan is on top of the other man with a whirlwind of punches.  Riders can be heard screaming for the duo to stop. After nearly a minute other riders jump in and stop the violence.

"I feel like I have been safe maybe there are certain times or places you could be less safe on there but I have found no problems in my riding," Tyson Volkmann said. 

MARTA officials recently announced a new campaign called "Ride with Respect" officials said riders found to be in violation of those rules setout by a code of conduct could be permanently removed from MARTA. 

Rider Will Curry said it needs to go beyond just a campaign.

"If we had more police presence here on the system, at all hours of the day, because things happen at all hours of the day, I think the incidents of that thing happening would be little to none," Curry said.

MARTA Spokesman Lyle Harris released a statement regarding the incident:

""This type of rare and unfortunate incident is being addressed through enhanced police patrols, the installation of security camera son every vehicle and the enforcement of a customer code of conduct that will lead to the suspension of anyone who's caught engaging in this kind of unacceptable behavior on our transit system." 

MARTA police continue their search for the men involved in the fight.

Falcons fan beats up Cowboys fan on MARTA

The fight between two men who got into an argument over whose football team was better was captured on cell phone video and posted to YouTube Sunday.

In the video, the men argue about the Falcons, and Cowboys football teams. There is some yelling, cursing, then the punches fly.

At one point the Falcons fan is on top of the other man with a whirlwind of punches. Riders can be heard screaming for the duo to stop. After nearly a minute other riders jump in and stop the violence.

"I feel like I have been safe maybe there are certain times or places you could be less safe on there but I have found no problems in my riding," Tyson Volkmann said.

MARTA officials recently announced a new campaign called "Ride with Respect" officials said riders found to be in violation of those rules set out by a code of conduct could be permanently removed from MARTA.

Rider Will Curry said it needs to go beyond just a campaign.

"If we had more police presence here on the system, at all hours of the day, because things happen at all hours of the day, I think the incidents of that thing happening would be little to none," Curry said.

MARTA Spokesman Lyle Harris released a statement regarding the incident:

 

Falcons fan beats up Cowboys fan on MARTA

The fight between two men who got into an argument over whose football team was better was captured on cell phone video and posted to YouTube Sunday.

In the video, the men argue about the Falcons, and Cowboys football teams. There is some yelling, cursing, then the punches fly.

At one point the Falcons fan is on top of the other man with a whirlwind of punches. Riders can be heard screaming for the duo to stop. After nearly a minute other riders jump in and stop the violence.

"I feel like I have been safe maybe there are certain times or places you could be less safe on there but I have found no problems in my riding," Tyson Volkmann said.

MARTA officials recently announced a new campaign called "Ride with Respect" officials said riders found to be in violation of those rules set out by a code of conduct could be permanently removed from MARTA.

Rider Will Curry said it needs to go beyond just a campaign.

"If we had more police presence here on the system, at all hours of the day, because things happen at all hours of the day, I think the incidents of that thing happening would be little to none," Curry said.

MARTA Spokesman Lyle Harris released a statement regarding the incident:

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