Unruly Collingwood fan charges at AFL umpires and tries to reach over the fence to grab one as emotions boil over after Brisbane’s thrilling one-point win
- Ugly scenes in the stands at Marvel Stadium following a thrilling AFL game
- Collingwood supporter tried to jump fence to confront umpires as they left field
- Had to restrained by security guards in distressing scenes in front of young kids
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A thrilling finish to an AFL game has been marred by ugly scenes in the crowd as a furious Collingwood supporter tried to jump the fence to confront and abuse the umpires.
Brisbane Lions young gun Zac Bailey kicked a goal after the siren to snatch a one-point win against the Magpies at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on Thursday.
Footage filmed moments afterwards shows an unruly Magpies fan trying smash through a glass screen to jump the fence and reach out at umpires as they made their way from the field.
He launched into a shocking tirade of abuse at the umpires as he was held back and restrained by several stadium security guards.
‘It’s a f*****g joke,’ the angry fan can be heard yelling.
An unruly Collingwood fan was restrained by security guards after he tried to confront the umpires as they left the field
The distressing scenes unfolded in front of young children, including a distraught boy who had to be shielded from the drama by his father, who carried the little boy out of the stadium.
The footage was filmed by 3AW radio boundary rider Jacqui Reed, who expressed her anger on Twitter after the match.
‘These are the scenes post-match tonight,’ Reed wrote.
‘Super scary when you’re wearing headphones and don’t hear anyone coming and suddenly they’re right in front of you! Well done to the security guard.’
Fox Sports boundary rider Sarah Olle added: ‘Collingwood fans irate. Some having to be restrained by security as umpires walk off. Poor look is an understatement.’
‘It’s a f**king joke,’ the fan can been heard yelling as he’s held back and restrained by stadium security
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the AFL and Collingwood for comment.
Victoria Police were unaware of any reports of the incident at the stadium.
The game was originally scheduled to be a Lions home game at the Gabba but was relocated to Melbourne due a coronavirus outbreak in Brisbane, which sparked a three day lockdown.
The come from behind victory was the Lions’ first win for 2021 and Collingwood’s second loss from the first three rounds.