A spectator has claimed there were just eight words that sparked the NRL grandstand brawl that has shocked Australia.
A spectator has revealed the words allegedly said to spark the NRL crowd brawl mayhem on Friday night.
The brawl broke out in the stands at Suncorp Stadium before the Brisbane Broncos’ victory over the Bulldogs.
Videos spreading across social media appeared to show one fan yelling during a moment of silence to remember the fallen ahead of Anzac Day.
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Footy fans took things into their own hands after the man’s reported act of disrespect with nearby spectators calling for the man to be quiet.
One video appears to show the fan in a Broncos jumper being repeatedly punched in the face by another fan wearing a Bulldogs jersey.
One video shows the scuffle appeared to simmer after the man wearing the Broncos jersey fell backwards into the row of seats behind him.
A man claiming to have witnessed the mayhem has now revealed the incident was started when the man yelled out during the minute of silence by saying: “You better beat those Dogs tonight you c***s”.
According to The Daily Mail, spectator Geoff Redgraves said: “It was quiet as when he yelled actually one of the quietest crowds I have heard during a minutes silence.
“Someone else yelled back at him shut up. I could hear it clear as, yeah no respect and an older guy from what I saw should have known better.”
Footage of the Broncos supporter has circulated on social media and shows other fans seated around the man shouting at him and criticising him for his behaviour.
The video shows other attendees screaming at the man and telling him to leave.
“P*** off, p*** off,” one person is heard saying.
Others can be heard yelling “get out!”
According to the Courier-Mail, one spectator said the man who yelled during the minute of silence was extremely disrespectful.
“He deserved everything he got,” they said.
Witnesses reported the man was told to leave the area but it is unknown if he was kicked out of the stadium.
Police said they were made aware of the incident late on Friday night, however no charges have been laid.
The Broncos overcame a slow start to claim a memorable 34-14 comeback win after piling on five tries in the second half.
Recruit Adam Reynolds had a hand in everything in a masterful performance at halfback.
A minute’s silence will be held at sports matches across the nation this weekend as Australia remembers those who have died while serving in the armed forces.
Originally published as Fan reveals alleged ugly words that sparked NRL crowd brawl