Two men reportedly beaten by the sons of a prominent Melbourne lawyer blew nearly four times the legal limit for driving after the attack.
The brothers Dominic  and Sam Walker  and their friend Benjamin Fitt  are accused of hitting and kicking David Raeside  and Len Tricarico  in the Wellington Parade in East Melbourne, not far from the MCG, on September 7 last year, after Richmond defeated Hawthorn in a qualifying final.
The men have appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates & Court for a preliminary hearing to determine whether they will be brought to court for the alleged attack.
Benjamin Fitt will go to the Melbourne Magistrates & Court on Monday. He is accused of bashing two men outside a pub after a footy match
Sam Walker is the sons of Tim Walker, QC, and grandson of leading scientist and 2000 Australian of the Year recipient Sir Gustav Nossal
Dominic Walker is also the son of Tim Walker, QC. He will be entering the Melbourne Magistrates & # 39; Court on Monday
They appeared in court, supported by a formidable legal team, including lawyer Ian Hill, QC, Dermot Dann, QC and Peter Morrissey, QC.
With attorneys and lawyers helping, the legal bill for the day's hearing would probably cost anywhere between $ 50,000 – $ 100,000.
Graphic video footage shot by a bystander shows a man in a beanie in Richmond who repeatedly hits a man on the road and stomps, while two other men see another man behind him.
They were images of the shocked footy fans with the then Victims of Crimes commissioner who called for lifelong footy prohibitions about the ugly incident.
At that time, detective Ashlee Bull described the alleged attack as brutal.
& # 39; It's mean, it's probably the worst of what we sometimes see in this type of attack, & # 39; she said. & # 39; Stomping on the head, stomping on the face, it's brutal. & # 39;
But the court heard on Monday that it was the victims who may have caused the ugly fight.
Lawyers for the accused quirks the two alleged victims who had been drinking before, during and after the game.
& # 39; It's a social event, that's what men do, & # 39; said Mr. Raeside.
At 1.38 am – about two hours after the alleged attack – Alfred Hospital tests registered his blood alcohol level by about 0.225 percent.
& # 39; I was certainly refreshed, certainly, & # 39; he said. & # 39; No, I don't think I was very intoxicated. I was drunk. & # 39;
Mr. Raeside has little memory of what happened outside the Pullman Hotel that night.
The images show that the victim is hit in the head about 17 times before being punched by the perpetrator, while his friend was also attacked
He and his friends enjoyed a drunk dinner with the MCC members and continued drinking after the game.
He and Mr. Tricarico had tried to get a taxi when Mr. Raeside said that a few young men started to silence.
& # 39; I probably gave them back a bit, & # 39; he said.
The court heard that earlier that evening Raeside was reportedly thrown down and kicked by the men.
& # 39; I turned around and someone kicked him, & # 39; Mr. Tricarico said to the court. & # 39; I pulled out Dave and said, "Run for your life," & # 39; he said.
The perpetrators are said to have hit one of the men, while his friend was also attacked
He claimed that the men hid around the corner for about 15 minutes before one of the men attacked them again.
Mr. Tricarico had a broken wrist and his partner had a broken cheekbone.
But the accused men claimed that it was the alleged victims who started the fight.
The court heard that two of the accused men had been in a taxi when they were approached by the drunken footy fans.
A taxi driver made a statement that & # 39; one of them had a big head and looked really drunk and really violent & # 39 ;.
That man is Mr Tricarico, the men claim.
The taxi driver claims that the man with the big head slammed into his passenger side window and tried to open the door.
The victims then got into a fight with one of the friends who was still outside the taxi.
Both victims deny ever having seen a taxi, although it is clearly visible in the video footage.
Mr. Morrisey attacked Mr. Raeside's character and told the court that he had been ordered to undertake a change in men's behavior to treat his anger.
But Mr. Raeside said that he had not been angry at night and had only tried to get one of the youngsters of his size when he was beaten from behind.
The three accused men are each confronted with nine accusations, including reckless behavior that endangers life, recklessly inflicts serious injury in circumstances of serious violence, causes devastation and intentional injury.
The hearing continues.
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