ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Eddie Betts of the Crows celebrates with teammates after he kicked a goal during the round 22 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval on August 20, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Banana throwing fan fined by Police

The Port Adelaide fan who threw a banana at Eddie Betts during the match between the Crows and the Power at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night has been fined by Police.

Alexandra Pelosi, 27, has been fined $543 for disorderly behaviour and been banned from Adelaide Oval for six months.

The ban means Pelosi cannot go into the venue for an activity.

The Power fan released a statement via the club’s website on Monday apologising for her actions.

Read the full statement below:

I would like to sincerely apologise for my behaviour on Saturday night at the Showdown.

To the entire Port Adelaide Football Club community, I deeply regret any embarrassment I have caused as a result of my actions.

I apologise to Eddie Betts and the Adelaide Football Club as it was never my intention to cause harm or distress to your players or supporters.

Going to a game of football is meant to be a fun and enjoyable event for all and I apologise for ruining it for so many.

I regret my momentary lapse of judgement and I did not attend the game with the predetermined attitude of bringing the game into disrepute or to offend anyone.

Unfortunately, the emotions of the game got the better of me and I hope you all accept my apology.

I will accept the sanctions given to me as a result of this incident, with the strongest understanding that there is no place for this kind of behaviour.


  1. How is throwing a banana racist?
    Julia Gillard was called a Ranga every day, why wasn’t this classed as racist.
    So implying someone looks like a monkey is racist is it???

  2. Wtf all over a friggin banana, this worlds gone fucking mad, tell me something if an aboriginal threw something at a white person is that racist and does the white person cry over it, NO!, Time for this shit to stop, so stop making out that every little thing that is said or done is friggin racism

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