Three hospitalised after soccer match ends in wild brawl
Three men have been hospitalised with lacerations after a soccer match ended in wild scenes as a brawl between spectators spilt onto the street.
The National Premier Leagues NSW clash between Rockdale Ilinden and Sydney United 58 may have ended in a 0-all stalemate but spectators were just getting started.
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Videos have been shared on social media of crates being thrown as the two supporter bases clashed in stunning scenes.
The St George Shire Standard reported NSW police are investigating whether some of the crowd had weapons after two men were hospitalised with lacerations, while a third was reportedly crushed in a stampede.
The three men are reportedly being treated for minor injuries in St George Hospital.
A statement from NSW Police said: “After 5pm, police were called to a sporting ground at West Botany St following reports of a brawl at the conclusion of a soccer match.
“Two men suffered lacerations to their arms and a third man was injured after being trampled in the stampede after the melee broke out.”
The footage was quickly shared around social media.
Sydney United fans at @RockdaleIlinden this evening. pic.twitter.com/TTg4Pn9GB4
After the match, Rockdale took to Facebook to post a statement.
“The club is aware of incidents at the conclusion of today’s NPL fixture v Sydney United. The matter is the subject of a police investigation and as such we will not be commenting further pending completion of that investigation, suffice to say that the club strongly does not condone anti social and criminal behaviour.”
A crime scene was established at the field with police attempting to identify the parties involved, the St George Shire Standard reported.
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