05/28/2014 01:57 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Prisoner Charles Bronson Covers Self In Butter, Attacks 12 Guards After Team Loses Soccer Match


Those guards had butter be careful.

Infamous British prisoner Charles Bronson wrote this month that he buttered himself up and brawled with 12 prison guards after his least favorite soccer team won, according to the Mirror.

After Arsenal was victorious in the FA Cup, Bronson wrote that he "lost it" in a letter to a friend obtained by several outlets. Bronson, a long-time inmate notorious for brawling, is a fan of Arsenal's opponents in the match, Hull.

The "rumble" at a prison in York resulted in several broken ribs for Bronson, who said he greased himself up to make it harder for the dozen guards in riot gear to restrain him.

"Obviously I had my reasons and I’d sooner swallow teeth than my pride," Bronson wrote in the note. "Sadly I came off worst -- got smashed up ribs."

The Independent provides a bit of background on Bronson, who is commonly referred to as Britain's "most violent prisoner."

From the Independent:

Born Michael Gordon Peterson, Bronson was jailed for seven years in 1974 for armed robbery at a Post Office, but has been locked up for much of the time since then following a string of violent incidents, including assault, hostage-taking and damage.

He's spent 36 years in solitary confinement, a condition that many civil and human rights groups view as torture.

Bronson is also an artist.

"Come and join us on a journey into madness," his website says. "But if you're coming... bring a torch."

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