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Were the Saints fans too close?
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has not taken personal offence to the St Kilda fans relentless jeering, after his sides 13-point win on Friday night.
Following the win Lyon walked through a crowd of St Kilda fans who were not afraid to express their feelings toward the man who took their club to consecutive Grand Finals in 2009 and 2010.
“The fans, they pay their coin and it’s the entertainment business” Ross Lyon told 3AW Football.
“The only difficulty for me mostly, and I was fine, but it’s a group of players (St Kilda) that you come up to for the first time. It’s been put away in a compartment, while I’ve been over in Perth, but you walk back into Etihad and it floods back a little bit.”
“But outside of that it’s water off a ducks back to be frank” Lyon said.
LISTEN BELOW: Fremantle Coach Ross Lyon on 3AW Football
Football Legend Leigh Matthews questioned if the aisles at Etihad Stadium should be widened to protect the coaches with angry St Kilda fans coming within an arms length of Lyon at the end of the game.
“When you walk up that aisle it’s very narrow, and there is really very volatile supporters within touching distance. You do wonder if they should take a couple of seats away to make those aisles wider” Matthews said.
“You are spot on” Lyon’s replied. “I remember, I think it was John Worsfold (West Coast Eagles coach) that was coming down the MCG aisle and he grabbed someone by their scarf, which was lucky for them, and then I think that they widened it.”
Lyon said that the closeness of supporters was not overly disconcerting but told 3AW Footy “it only needs one. There was a game against Essendon a couple of years ago when a couple of young people put their foot out to trip me and then they bolted.”
Ross Lyon’s next big test comes next Saturday when Fremantle line up against the Blues in Perth.
IMAGE: Sebastian Costanzo for The Age.
@3AW693 the coaches should have some kind of underground tunnel to the coaches box. Shouldn't have to go through the crowd— Brent Thomas N (@bthomas_11) April 21, 2012
@3AW693 I was there last night. Main booing I heard was directed at umpires. Crowd were fantastic. That pic shows ONE fan.— Lou (@love_lentils) April 21, 2012
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Matt posted 10.53am, you are at it again, what riot at the Carlton, Collingwood game and crowd violence all over the State? I'm betting that you do not support any AFL team and are probably a Soccer fan, that is where the 'riots' happen.Gloria Sunday 29 April, 2012 - 9:56 PM
Surely after all the crowd violence last year at games all over the state at all levels & the riot at the recent Carlton Collingwood game security should have been alot tighter. I would never take my kids to a Aussie Ball game due to the crowd violence & this photo just confirms my fear, look at the hatred in this guys face, scary.Matt - proudly Un-Australian Monday 23 April, 2012 - 10:53 AM
that loud mouth wanker shouting at ross could be a soccer/hockey supporter hes not a true sainter weres hes colours of support. thats typical of sat night club piss potbushiepete Monday 23 April, 2012 - 8:32 AM