Football fans have spoken out in disgust and are demanding that those who took part in a violent brawl at a recent AFL game be banned for life.
The wild brawl took place inside the University of Tasmania Stadium after AFL teams Hawthorne and St Kilda faced off on the field, the Herald Sun reported.
A man was charged by Tasmanian Police on Monday for using abusive language towards police officers with further charges of assault likely.
Footage of the brawl was shared by onlookers as fans got violent in the stands after a drink was allegedly thrown following some pointed words.
The footage begins with fans exchanging heated words before one of them launches his almost full beer.
A women then comes out of frame and charges at the beer thrower, sparking an all-in brawl.
A press of more people get involved as others try to break the savage fight up.
Football fans have spoken out in disgust and are demanding that those who took part in a violent brawl at a recent AFL game be banned for life. The wild brawl took place inside the University of Tasmania Stadium near Launceston after Hawthorne and St Kilda faced off
Lindisfarne footballer Kain Davey, 26 told the Herald Sun the fight started 10 minutes after the football game finished as fans were making their way from the stadium.
‘People were just dropping on the ground, it was disgusting, they should be banned for life,’ he said.
‘It was one of the biggest fights I’ve ever seen, four or five people had black eyes within a couple of minutes.
Sports Minister Jacquie Petrusma said people did not go to a family outing like a football game to be caught up in or see such behavior.
‘While I will let the police investigation run its course, no one who goes along for an enjoyable night at the football should see violence from members of the crowd and I expect those responsible will face the consequences,’ she said.
AFL spokesman Patrick Keane said the only person to have been charged so far did not have current membership with any football club.
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