A-League 2023: Fan dragged out of Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory by police in fiery scenes, video

A fan was dragged out of the A-League Melbourne derby at AAMI Park on Saturday night as angry spectators hurled drinks at police.

In footage that surfaced on social media, security staff wearing Melbourne City shirts are seen pulling a man down the aisle at the stadium as other fans are heard yelling out to “let him go.

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Then several police officers take the man out of the hands of security and appear to escort him out, although he resists attempts to move him.

A police officer pulls the man to the ground while several other officers have drinks thrown on them by fans above.

The officer who was initially pushed by the man is then heard yelling in his hear “don’t have a f***ing crack at me c***.”

The man was one of twelve spectators evicted from AAMI Park by police.

A Victoria Police spokesperson told the Herald Sun the twelve people were kicked out for “inappropriate or offensive behaviour”, and one man was arrested for being drunk.

“Victoria Police was generally pleased with crowd behaviour at the A-League derby match at AAMI Park on Saturday, 18 February,” she said.


It wasn’t an ideal look for the first Melbourne A-League derby since the first clash of the season was abandoned in disgrace after some 150 Victory fans stormed the pitch and inflicted injuries to City goalkeeper Thomas Glover, referee Alex King and a TV cameraman

This time around, Melbourne Victory defeated City 3-2 in a major upset.

The result gave Victory’s floundering season a huge shot in the arm and lifted them off the bottom of the A-League Men ladder for the first time in six weeks.

Victory coach Tony Popovic said it was nice to see fans back at AAMI Park for the second meeting of the summer between the two clubs. Opposing coach Rado Vidosic agreed.

“It was brilliant and we need every game to be like this, we need more people to come and support,” Vidosic said.

However, the suspended first derby will resume on April 2 from the 20th minute with City leading 1-0 – a situation that “astounds” Popovic.

“I’m sure if it was 0-0 we’d be starting it from the kick off,” he said.

Despite the shock loss, Vidosic there was “no need to panic” for City who still enjoy a huge lead at the top of the ladder.

“We are planning this month to be a little bit harder when it comes to training sessions so maybe they’re a little bit tired, but there’s no excuses,” he said.

“We are going to have another harder week leading into (the) Sydney FC (game) and then we are going to ease off, starting to taper for the finals, so I don’t think that there’s going to be any problems.”

— With Ronny Lerner, NCA NewsWire

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