This is the horrible moment when three football fans face a 61-year-old man and his friend outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Mobile phone recordings captured the assault at 12:10 a.m. Friday, in which a supporter of the Richmond Tigers and two accomplices attacked the man and his 45-year-old friend.
Police have released the video and are urging the attackers to surrender after being seen fleeing the scene to Clarendon Street and Fitzroy Gardens.
The video shows the victim getting punched in the head about 17 times before being trampled by the offender, while his friend was also attacked.
Both men were taken to hospital, while the 61-year-old man from Rosebud suffered serious facial injuries. The 45-year-old man from Mount Evelyn is being treated for a possible broken arm.
Witnesses have told investigators that the two men were walking through Wellington Parade when three unknown men in Richmond approached them after the victory in the qualifying final over Hawthorn.
There was a verbal altercation before the three strangers attacked the two men.
In an unprovoked attack on Thursday night at about 12:10 a.m. at the Wellington parade in East Melbourne outside the MCG, three Richmond supporters attacked two men walking
The moments were captured in the camera by witnesses who were in the area at that time and saw the criminals take off on foot.
A man offered help to the wounded men after the attack.
The three attackers are described as white, and one of them uses distinctive Richmond Football Club clothing.
The Richmond Tigers beat Hawthorn Hawks in Thursday night's clash 95-64 against 91,446 supporters.
The recording reveals that the older victim was punched in the head about 17 times before being stepped on by the assailant while his friend was also attacked.
The viewers of the images have begun to criticize the witnesses for looking at the attack and not doing anything about it, including the taxi driver who left.
"And how many stopped and watched, filmed or just happened? As bad as the criminals!" Wrote a user of social networks.
While another wrote: "Absolutely embarrassing … Honestly, I do not know how anyone can stand there and film something like this."
Other users of social networks are outraged by the lack of police presence compared to soccer or football matches in the MCG.
A Facebook user wrote: "Finally we have enough evidence to suggest that soccer fans deserve to be thrown out of jail! Oh, wait, this is not football … it's bad, it must be soccer hooligans disguised as soccer balls!
"There was more police presence as they did in the games of the A League, for a tenth of the crowd, I guess this only happens in football!" Wrote another.
Anyone who witnessed the assault or who can identify the three unknown men in the vision should contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or file a confidential crime report on Crime Stoppers Victoria.