Disgusted and upset footy fans call 3AW following ‘multiple’ brawls in the MCG stands
The Premier is calling for a zero tolerance policy to AFL fan violence following another weekend of punch-ups and violence at the MCG.
Crowd violence is back in the spotlight after multiple brawls were reported at the MCG on Saturday.
3AW was flooded with calls from disgusted and upset supporters following Collingwood’s 19-point win over arch-rival Carlton.
One fan, Ross, said he’d “never be going to the football again” after being thrown to the ground.
“I’m sick and tired of this,” he said.
Another man was also seen “relieving himself” on a police car while leaving the MCG.
There were also reports of spitting and children crying as they were caught up in the mayhem.
Robin, one of those to call 3AW, said she spent the last five minutes of the match trying to break-up fights between fans.
She said it happened in the Carlton members area.
“There were four, full-on fights where people were knocked out,” she said on 3AW Football.
“Security didn’t react quick enough so members of the public had to get in to stop these fights.
“I haven’t seen something so physical and violent for many years.
“I missed the last five minutes of the game because I was breaking up fights.”
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Victoria Police said it was alerted to “multiple separate altercations” late in the match.
One man was treated for minor injuries.
Police have interviewed and released one person, pending further investigation.
No further complaints have been made to police at this stage.
Premier Daniel Andrews says they take the matter very seriously .. and they’re not going to have violence take hold in our true national game.
“I’m very confident that both AFL, those who operate venues and Victoria Police will have zero tolerance policy,” he said.
The MCC says they have a zero tolerance approach to this sort of behaviour and continue to work with police and security.
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