Police: Red Sox-Yankees rivalry led to stabbing

Monte Freire (facebook)

Monte Freire (facebook)

A New Hampshire man is in critical condition after he was stabbed in a bar fight over the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry.

WBZ-TV

The Chowder Pot restaurant in Branford, CT. (WBZ-TV)

It happened at the Chowder Pot restaurant in the Connecticut shoreline town of Branford Saturday night.

43-year-old Monte Freire of Nashua got into an argument with 45-year-old John Mayor of New Haven about the rivalry.

Moments later, police say Mayor stabbed Freire.

“The guy just stabbed him right in the neck, for no apparent reason. None,” Freire’s sister Kerry told WBZ.

His friends went after Mayor and helped police capture him.

Freire was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Mayor is charged with assault, breach of peace, possession of a controlled substance and other offenses. He is being held on $500,000 bond.

Freire, a Brighton native, is the father of five children.

“Respect people the way they are,” his sister said.

“It’s not worth stabbing somebody over.”

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