POLICE are investigating a brawl between fans and a security guard during the dying stages of the Newcastle Jets 2-1 loss to the Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.
Mobile phone footage shot from the north-east corner of Hunter Stadium shows a large, fluro-bib wearing security guard pushing a fan wearing a white shirt away from a section reserved for Wanderers’ fans.
As the pair scuffle, the security guard appears to throw a punch, connecting with the left side of the man’s face.
Another man, wearing a black shirt, then leaps on top of the pair and attempts to drag the security guard to the ground by his neck.
As the man in the black shirt and the security guard scuffle on the ground, the security guard appears to throw a flurry of punches. Meanwhile, the man in the white shirt manages to extricate himself from the melee and get to his feet.
He lands a number of punches to the side of the security guards head, causing a cut under his eye. A number of other security guards then move in to break up the fight and try to defuse the situation as the large security grabs the man in the white shirt in a headlock and drags him away down a tunnel.
Police said six people were ejected from Hunter Stadium during Saturday’s game, four for intoxication and the two men involved in the brawl. The two men were both issued with failing to quit a venue and one man was issued with a infringement notice for offensive language.
But Newcastle City Chief Inspector Dean Olsen said police were investigating ‘‘all circumstances surrounding the incident’’ and were reviewing CCTV and mobile phone footage as part of their inquiries.
A person who answered the phone at EGroup security’s Newcastle office said the company had no comment in relation to the incident.