A violent fight at a men’s soccer grand final involving players and spectators resulted in the arrest of three people.
- The Katherine Camels and Ngukurr Bulldogs played a grand final on Saturday
- Police made three arrests after violence erupted
- AFL NT is now looking into the matter.
Northern Territory Police, already on the ground at Nitmiluk Oval in Katherine on Saturday, had to break up masses of people at around 9:20pm, immediately after the Katherine Camels hit the Ngukurr Bulldogs in a close game.
Three people were arrested and have since been released after receiving citations for disorderly conduct in a public place.
Police have not confirmed the reason the fight broke out.
A live streamed online video of the big final match and subsequent fight was immediately removed from the AFL NT website.
An AFL NT spokesman said the incident was under investigation.
“The actions displayed by a number of people who followed the game were appalling and are not welcome in our game,” he said.
“AFL NT will follow due process in investigating the incident and will take all appropriate action related to those involved as part of this process.”