Three men have been charged following their involvement in the brawl that took place on the final siren during Richmond’s win over Carlton on Thursday night.
Police have confirmed a 19-year-old and 21-year-old man were charged and released, although their bail conditions stipulate they aren’t allowed to attend any AFL games.
The Eltham man, 19, originally received a $322 fine for his involvement in the altercation, although he was arrested on Wednesday before being charged and released.
Police superintendent David Clayton spoke about the altercation, suggesting alcohol played it’s part in the incident.
“In the community in general we’ve probably seen an escalation in the type of violence,” Clayton told reporters.
“We’ve seen it more recently where police members and emergency service workers have been assaulted so I think it’s a problem in the community.
“Don’t pre-load with alcohol, consume alcohol responsibly and have a good time and let everybody else enjoy the football.”