NRL fan trouble continues as opening night of Magic Round is marred by a wild BRAWL in the stands just weeks after ugly punch-on between fans at Suncorp Stadium on Anzac round
- NRL fan trouble continued at Magic Round with spectators fighting in the stands
- Fans from all 16 clubs will descend upon Suncorp Stadium this weekend
- However, tempers flared and saw fans swinging punches at one another
- Fights in the stands and pitch invasions have marred the NRL this season
A huge fight in the stands has marred the opening night of Magic Round as fan trouble continued to plague the NRL.
With Suncorp Stadium hosting all eight games this weekend, fans from all 16 clubs will descend upon the Brisbane arena as fixtures are played back-to-back.
On Friday, fans of Manly, Brisbane Broncos, Newcastle and Canterbury were in attendance in the opening night of the round, but scenes were far from cordial as supporters were seen throwing fists at one another in a wild altercation.
Shocked onlookers note that no police were in the vicinity of the brawl, although News Corp reports that officers intervened in the scuffles that lasted around one minute.
Footage of the incident was swiftly shared on social media, with one user posting: ‘You know what else is magic? Biff’.
A different clip from a closer angle shows a male wearing a white t-shirt being thrown a number of rows down while another supporter punches a defenceless spectator from behind in ugly scenes. A man can be heard asking: ‘Where is the security?’
‘Another disgraceful act of violence at Suncorp Stadium,’ one fan tweeted. ‘Totally unacceptable. Hope this doesn’t sour what should be an amazing #magicround but this is happening far too often recently and needs to stop’.
‘I would have thought extra security would have been essential during #magicround given so many different supporter bases are there,’ another supporter wrote.
The ill-behaviour of supporters is becoming a consistent theme in the NRL this season.
A Broncos fan was knocked unconscious by a Bulldogs supporter moments after the minute silence in Anzac Day round, after allegedly yelling during the sombre occasion.
A number of supporters have also disrupted games by invading the pitch, with one Gold Coast woman dumped by her boyfriend after entering the field of play during the Titans’ game against the Panthers.
More to follow.