The soldiers were talking to a woman in a bar when another man began a conversation with her.
The Brits, who are all from Fiji, say the off duty cop allegedly called one of them a racial slur and the fight began.
The cop tried to use his cell phone to call for help when one of the soldiers grabbed it as well as a chain around his neck.
The brawl spilled into the streets where the New Yorker told them he was an officer. The reported response from the men was "we don't care. F*** the police."
The Guardian reports that five of the men will face charges of third degree assault and the sixth will also be charged with second degree robbery after being found with the cop’s cell phone.
All six of the soldiers are members of the Royal Regiment of Scotland rugby team and were in New York for a match against the NYPD.
The regiment’s motto fits the circumstance: "No one provokes me with impunity."