“All I said was ‘You can’t call the ball one-handed, you bald-headed flog,’ and then he’s just pretty much stamped his hand on the side of the wall there, pointed to a security guard and sort of chucked me.
“There were security guards standing pretty close to me, and they heard everything as well, and as I was being escorted to the back of the ground they said ‘there is nothing we can do, this is management policy’.”
“I got kicked out for watching a game of football, and I actually held my tongue … I was pretty annoyed.”
The AFL issued a statement on Sunday, providing an update on the situation.
“The AFL confirms Marvel Stadium security and police evicted a patron during the Carlton v Brisbane Lions match on Saturday afternoon. At the conclusion of round 12, the AFL will review all of the available information and security report to assess if any further action should be taken.”
The incident follows a three-match ban handed down to a Richmond cheer squad member over abuse directed towards an umpire, the exact nature of which was disputed.
Cartlon’s cheer squad was also recently investigated about the banging of a drum. There had been an initial belief that the AFL was investigating comments in which an umpire was labelled a “wanker”.