Fan ejected from Marvel Stadium after abusing umpire calls into 3AW Football
The fan kicked out of Marvel Stadium for abusing an umpire has called into 3AW Football.
As experienced umpire Mathew Nicholls walked off the ground at half time of Saturday’s match between Carlton and Brisbane, the abuse allegedly occurred.
Frankie (not his real name) said he chose his words carefully so he wouldn’t offend his fellow fans.
“It’s pretty embarrassing from the AFL, if you ask me,” he said on 3AW.
“They made me wait half an hour for an AFL integrity officer to come and take of myself and my membership.
“I was then escorted from the ground by police and security.”
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Earlier, 3AW Football reporter Jacqui Reed said Nicholls was visibly shaken by the incident.
“Nicholls stopped and pointed at the fan who said what he said,” she said on 3AW.
“Fans were standing around in shock as security converged to make sure that fan exited Marvel Stadium.
“Officials are now on high alert.”
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“Frankie” (the man who was ejected today) just rang in and confirmed he said “you can’t handball with one hand you bald headed flog”. Fans around him confirmed that version to me as well. He said he would consider challenging if he gets a ban. @3AWisfootball
— Jacqui Reed (@JacquiReed10) June 8, 2019