Carlton and Collingwood fight the results in three arrests


Three people were charged and another was arrested after the last of a series of violent incidents at the AFL games.

Police say a clash broke out at the Melbourne Cricket Ground among a number of men last Saturday just before the end of a nail-biter between Carlton and Collingwood.

A 36-year-old Diggers Rest man was arrested Tuesday and has since been charged with a fight. On August 19, he was released from the tender for appearing in the Melbourne magistrates court.

The police want to talk to this man about the violence of Saturday's fans. (Provided)

Two other Rosebud men, aged between 41 and 20, were arrested and charged with a fight this morning and both were released to be presented at Melbourne's Magistrates Court on August 16th.

A fourth male turned himself in to the police this afternoon and is currently assisting the agents in their investigations.

The Victoria police commander, Tim Hansen, said the police are sending a clear message that behavior that compromises the safety of others will not be tolerated.

"There will be a very visible presence at sports matches every weekend in public, associative and corporate areas," said Cmdr Hansen.

"The Victoria police are very serious about bad habits at sports games, and occasionally there are some people who choose to do the wrong thing.

"The police recognize the importance of acquiring a timely awareness of the unruly behavior of fans as it begins to develop, and encourage fans to report antisocial behavior to stadium security or to the nearby police.

The Carlton supporter was seen feeling involved in a fight just before the final siren at Saturday's clash. (Provided)

Users can report antisocial behavior by writing 0409 117 621 at any time during a game at the MCG.

"People will be held accountable for their actions. Anyone who is drunk, assaulting someone or engaging in a brawl in sports meetings can expect to be arrested by the police and put before the court," Cmdr Hansen said.

"After the conviction, the police will consider the possibility of submitting an application for exclusion orders that see people banned from authorized premises for two years."

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