Report: Police investigating ugly king hit during Port Adelaide gameThe confrontation at Adelaide Oval. Credit: 7 News.


SA Police are reportedly investigating a brutal hit that took place in the crowd during Port Adelaide’s 19-point loss to the Western Bulldogs at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

Vision published by 7 News shows a man wearing a Port Adelaide scarf engaging in a heated conversation with another man in a brown jacket, with the former pointing at his chin as if goading the latter to have a shot at him.

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The unidentified man in the brown jacket then throws a number of punches at the Port Adelaide fan, sending him sprawling down several rows of seating.

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“Police are aware of the vision recorded at the AFL game on Saturday 15 May at Adelaide Oval,” SA Police told 7 News in a statement.

“Police are asking for the people involved to come forward and report the incident.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

The club has also issued a statement.

“The Port Adelaide Football Club is aware of vision from Saturday night’s game between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval where a Power supporter is seen to be struck several times by another spectator,” the club said in a statement to 7 News.

“The club is waiting on a report from the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority and will make no further comment until it has more information.

“Port Adelaide has a spectator code of conduct reinforcing the club’s commitment to creating a safe, enjoyable and exciting game-day experience for all members and supporters.

“As part of the spectator code of conduct the club will not tolerate vilification or unruly behaviour of any form and reserves the right to revoke memberships or casual game day tickets should any offence be committed and should a situation warranting a ban arise.

“Port Adelaide urges anyone with more information relating to Saturday night’s incident to contact the club.”