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Man involved in MCG brawl arrested and fined


A man at the centre of a brawl inside the MCG last night has been fined just $322.

Punches were thrown in the Great Southern Stand after the final siren of Richmond’s season-opening win over Carlton and action has since been taken.

Victoria Police issued a statement regarding the incident.

"A 19-year-old man was arrested following an alleged assault at a football match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last night.

"It is alleged a fight broke out between a number of males inside the stadium just before 10.30pm.

"An Eltham man received an infringement notice in regards to riotous behaviour of $322.

"The victims did not wish to proceed with further police action."

Watch the incident below:
Warning: graphic content

Additonally, the chief executive officer of Drinkwise, Simon Strahan, commented on the situation.

"DrinkWise partners with the AFL in an effort to promote responsible attitudes and behaviours towards alcohol consumption. The overwhelming majority of the crowd understand if they are having a drink that moderation is the expected behaviour," Strahan told

"We don’t want the experience of the 85,000 fans at the ground last night ruined by the actions of a few individuals.

"The DrinkWise Score Review, messages on the scoreboard and in the Record serve as a reminder for fans choosing to have a drink, to do so responsibly."

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