Port Adelaide AFL fan collapsed in fight at Adelaide Oval in Western Bulldogs game
Police opened an investigation into a brutal assault that took place moments after the final siren of Port Adelaide lost 19 points to West Bulldogs.
The vision obtained by 7NEWS shows the fierce altercation kicking off in the stands as worried spectators watch.
A man in a port scarf can be seen exchanging passionate words with another fan before pointing his chin, as if asking his rival to take a photo.
The other man then responds, throwing six punches before the Port fan decides to retaliate, loses his balance and falls back into a chair.
Port Adelaide are now desperate to find out the identity of the two men, saying the club will not tolerate the unruly behavior of their supporters inside the stadium.
“Port Adelaide Football Club are aware of the vision for Saturday night’s game between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval where a Power fan is seen repeatedly punched by another spectator,” the club said in a report. communicated.
“The club are awaiting a report from the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority and will not comment further until they have more information.
“Port Adelaide has a Spectator Code of Conduct which reinforces the club’s commitment to creating a safe, enjoyable and exciting playing experience for all members and supporters.
“As part of the Spectator Code of Conduct, the club will not tolerate defamation or unruly behavior in any form and reserves the right to revoke casual match day memberships or tickets in the event of a violation and in the event of a situation justifying a ban.
“Port Adelaide urges anyone with more information about the Saturday night incident to contact the club.”
On the pitch meanwhile, another Marcus Bontempelli masterclass had propelled the Bulldogs to a spirited 19-point victory over fellow AFL flag fanatics Port Adelaide.
Bontempelli’s 26 eliminations included two goals and seven inside the 50s in his side’s 15.6 (96) to 12.5 (77) triumph in Saturday night’s high class affair.
“There aren’t enough superlatives to describe him as a player,” Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said of his captain.
“He’s an exceptional person, but he’s such a brilliant and winning footballer. He was pretty important again tonight.
Bontempelli’s tenacious teammate Tom Liberatore was also superb, with 27 touches and a dozen clearances as the Bulldogs took first place in the standings.
Melbourne can regain the headliner with a win over Carlton on Sunday, while Port move from third to fifth after their third loss of the season.
The renowned Doggies midfielder was in great shape: Bontempelli, Liberatore, Jack Macrae (32 eliminations), Adam Treloar (26), Bailey Dale (23) and Bailey Smith (25) were prolific winners.
Forward Aaron Naughton scored four goals and took a trademark hanger, lively Cody Weightman scored three, and Jason Johannisen and Josh Bruce kicked twice each.
Port-on-ballers Ollie Wines (32 disposals) and Travis Boak (30 possessions), and defenseman Darcy Byrne-Jones (24 touches) were gallant, while Mitch Georgiades, Charlie Dixon and Orazio Fantasia gave two hits. each foot.
“We’re good, we’re not very good yet,” Port coach Ken Hinkley said.
“We’re getting there … we still have to take it to the next level.”
The Dogs blitzed Port early, scoring five straight goals in a stunning 16-minute burst in the first quarter orchestrated by the burst of Bontempelli and Liberatore’s growl around the packs.
The visitors led 6.2-2.1 in the quarter despite defenseman Easton Wood losing to hamstring strain.
But the tide turned Port’s way remarkably in the second stanza as the home side scored five out of five unanswered goals inside the 50s into a tick in explosive nine minutes.
The sudden push gave Port the lead, though they lost defenseman Tom Clurey to a suspected broken jaw following an accidental heads-up clash.
The Dogs led by a point at halftime and gained a vital advantage in the third term, scoring four goals to one.
Two of the visitors’ goals came from Naughton: one after his head was driven into the ground by a tackle from Tom Jonas; the other after climbing onto Jonas’ shoulders for a spectacular note.
The Bulldogs held a 21-point three-quarter advantage, but in the last term Port rallied twice in eight points.
But the Bulldogs Weightman sealed the win with less than four minutes to go, smashing a bundle in the goal box and smashing overhead, teammate Naughton soon adding another.
– With AAP