Swedish boy band breaks up fight on NY subway

Kirjoittaja on New Yorkissa varttunut ja Helsingissä naisistunut copywriter.

Dear Lissu,

I know there’s always been animosity between the Finns and the Swedes, so what I’m about to tell you might hurt. But not as much as it hurt these two guys on the subway.

Picture it – it’s an ordinary Wednesday afternoon. The subway is packed with people. A fight breaks out. Chaos ensues. The conductor’s voice comes over the loudspeaker: “Are there any police officers on the train?” Yes, thank God! There happen to be four police officers on their way to see Les Miserables. Obviously they’re not from New York.

The cops, who are named Marcus, Eric, Samuel and Erik and look suspiciously like this Swedish boy band, spring into action. They break up the fight and wrestle the bad guy to the ground. Eventually the NYPD shows up and hauls the brawlers off to jail. The ladies (and probably a few guys) on the subway watch in awe as Sweden’s finest walk off the train.

So now everyone in New York knows what Finns have known for generations – the (gr)ass really is greener on the other side of the Gulf of Bothnia.

And not only are these guys hot, they’re also humble. “We’re no heroes, we’re just tourists,” they told the media.

The only thing I want to know is why they were going to see Les Miserables and not Mamma Mia!

Kram, Mamma