Disgusting behaviour by that Melbourne supporter.pic.twitter.com/inmiry6ZoB— Basil Zoccali (@BasilZoccali) May 5, 2019
A Melbourne supporter has attacked a disabled man in a Hawks jumper following yesterday’s clash at the MCG, punching him and
Police are interviewing the 34-year old for the assault and are expected to draw charges. The victim is yet to be identified after fleeing the venue before the police arrived.
The Melbourne Football club released a statement on their club website on Sunday regarding the altercation.
“The Melbourne Football Club is aware of an incident that occurred following the Melbourne vs Hawthorn match on Saturday afternoon at the MCG,” the statement reads.
“The Club is appalled by this behaviour and vehemently condemns violence of any kind.
“It is important to our Club and the AFL community that all patrons feel safe. Violence has no place in the community let alone at a sporting event.
“The Club is working with all relevant parties involved to gather further information, and to determine the appropriate action required.
“As the matter is currently being investigated by Victoria Police, the Club isn’t in a position to make any further comment.”