Man charged after violent brawl erupts at NSW football match

One man has been charged, and police are on the hunt for two others, after a violent brawl broke out at a football game in Sydney yesterday.

Police including the Riot Squad were called to a sports field at Rockdale just after 5pm, following reports of a fight between spectators at a soccer match.

However, when officers arrived on scene the crowd quickly began to disperse.


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Three men who were injured during the brawl were treated by paramedics for minor injuries before being taken to St George Hospital.

“Police have been told the men were armed with metal star pickets, bricks, flares and plastic crates,” NSW police said.

Following investigations, a 23-year-old man was tracked down and has been charged with being armed with intent to commit indictable offence, and riot.

The man has been granted conditional bail to appear in court on May 18. Under the conditions, he’s not allowed to attend any Premier League games.

Detectives are continuing to search for two other men who they believe can assist with inquiries.

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The first man described as having a medium build, wearing a black jacket, grey cap and dark sunglasses.

The second man is described as of a medium build and wearing a black jumper.

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