Four patrons have been issued with bans by the AFL after a brawl broke out during last week’s match between Carlton and Collingwood at the MCG.
The four fans have been prohibited from attending AFL matches for five years across all venues around Australia, beginning from today.
A breach of this will see the four patrons have their bans extended beyond the five-year period.
“Over 2.7 million fans have attended an AFL match so far this season, we will not let the actions of a few ruin it.” AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon said in a statement.
“Part of the of fabric of our game is you can go to the footy and sit with family and friends from your club and opposition fans, in a safe and welcoming environment.
“The benchmark is clear. If you come to the football and act like this recent example, you will be held accountable.
“We want fans to continue to go to the footy, enjoy the experience and do so responsibly.”