Men banned from Qld Stadiums over ‘sexist harassment’ at boxing fight

Three men have been banned from Stadiums Queensland venues for two years for “consistent racist and sexist harassment” during the Pacquiao v Horn bout at Suncorp Stadium.

On Sunday afternoon, a female journalist uploaded vision to social media, showing one of the men hurling abuse at her and two female colleagues.

The footage went viral, with people shocked at the derogatory language used in the clip.


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“There is no place for sexism, harassment and racism in Queensland and there is no place for racism and sexism at our stadiums,” Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport Mr de Brenni said.

“The behaviour that has been reported is deeply offensive and it’s disgraceful.”

The three people who have received the ban were escorted from the stadium by police.

“Yesterday I asked Stadiums Queensland to advise me what options they could take with regards to this behaviour and I have endorsed a two year ban,” Mr de Brenni said.

“The point at which you engage in this sort of offensive behaviour is the point at which you lose your right to watch events live at one of our venues.

“All of Queensland’s stadiums are family friendly venues and they should be places where people feel safe to enjoy world class events like the one we saw over the weekend.

“If you can’t enjoy sport without ruining other people’s enjoyment then you can hurl as much abuse as you want at your TV at home. You won’t be seeing anything live at any of our venues.”