30,000 AFL fans cram into Perth stadium – while streaker is fined $ 50k and quarantined for two weeks
‘Big gamble’: top doctor’s rage as more than 20,000 AFL fans pour into the stadium – before the idiot streaker risks a $ 50k fine and quarantines for two weeks to run on the pitch
- Geelong faced Collingwood on Thursday in the newly built Optus Stadium
- Some 22,000 fans flocked to the stadium – 8,000 less than the official cap
- Dr. Andrew Miller said AFL and health officials had ventured a resurgence of the cases
- For fans attending the competition, a fine of $ 50,000 and two weeks is quarantined
- He took off his shirt and ran onto the field with two minutes left in the game
A top doctor has warned that the decision to allow 30,000 AFL fans to enter Optus Stadium in Perth overnight was a “ huge gamble. ”
Geelong faced Collingwood at the newly built location on Thursday night in what was the largest public gathering in Australia since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
Some 22,000 fans flocked to the stadium – 8,000 less than the official limit.
Australian Medical Association WA president, Dr. Andrew Miller, said the AFL and health authorities have reintroduced the number of cases in the state by allowing so many fans in the midst of a health crisis.
About 30,000 were expected on the game between Collingwood and Geelong on Thursday evening (photo)
The AFL’s decision to proceed with the game was described by medical authorities as a huge gamble (Image: fans arrive at Perth’s optus stadium for the game on Thursday evening)
“A super-spread event will make this the dumbest football game ever played,” he said.
“What we’re betting on is the health and livelihood of all of Western Australia.”
Meanwhile, a fan who attended the match is facing a $ 50,000 fine and quarantined for two weeks after taking to the field.
Security guards knocked the man to the ground when he came in with two minutes left of the match.
He only entered the field about 30 meters before being knocked to the ground and held.
A football fan is faced with a $ 50,000 fine after stripping undressed and running onto the field during the AFL clash between Geelong and Collingwood
The guards wore rubber gloves and face masks as they escorted him out of the arena.
Under new COVID-19 regulations, the AFL has increased penalties for anyone invading the field.
The field is considered a quarantine area and anyone who enters could potentially face jail time.
Fans should not even get in the two front rows to reduce contact with players.
AFL fan Danielle Dodson labeled him a ‘w ** ker’.
Security guards knocked the man to the ground after invading the field on Thursday evening during the match at Optus Stadium in Perth
They wore rubber gloves and face masks as they escorted the intruder from the arena
The field is considered a quarantine area, anyone entering gets thousands of dollars in fines and jail time
“He jumped over the fence at the 50-meter mark and was squashed by four guards,” she said the West.
She said he “was nowhere near players.”
Others called him a ‘fool’ and a ‘peanut’ online.
He is forced to undergo a two-week quarantine period.
There was a 30,000 spectator cap at the game. About 22,000 were present
Spectators arrive by train during the Round 7 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Collingwood Magpies at Optus Stadium