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Melbourne cops warn unruly crowd of fines

Unruly fans risk being ejected and heavily penalised.

December 23, 2008, 11:17 AM IST
Melbourne cops warn unruly crowd of fines

Melbourne: Unruly fans risk being ejected and heavily penalised if they create trouble during the Boxing Day Test between Australia and South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here, the local police has warned.

According to an Australian Associated Press report, the number of policemen has been increased for the Test starting December 26 and troublemakers would be handed on-the-spot fines after being thrown out of the ground.

"Fine of over 200 Australian dollars will be issued for those using obscene language, threatening or insulting words, and poor behaviour," the report said.

Victoria Police Superintendent Stephen Leane urged people to leave their cars home if they planned to drink during their stay at the MCG.

"We want people to enjoy themselves and have a good time, but we don't want people drinking in excess and spoiling the day for others," Leane said.

"By hitting people in the hip pocket we are sending a clear message that troublemakers will not go by unnoticed and they will have to pay the consequences for their actions," he added.

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