Riot police called to Sydney football match brawl, two men suffer lacerations
Two people are believed to have been stabbed in a fight that erupted after a football match in Sydney.
Riot squad police were called to a field on West Botany Street, Rockdale, just after 5pm on Sunday after reports of a brawl involving “spectators, armed with weapons”, police said.
Two men were found with lacerations to their limbs.
They were taken to St George Hospital.
A third man was “trampled in the melee” and suffered minor injuries.
Tensions erupt in clashes at a football match in Sydney. (Supplied)
A crime scene has been established at the field and police said they were continuing to try to identify the people involved.
NSW Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance and stocky build and was last seen wearing a black jumper, black shorts, black bucket hat and dark sunglasses.
The brawl appears to have taken place after the match between Rockdale Ilinden and Sydney United 58 in the National Premier Leagues NSW Men competition.
Footage filmed from the sideline appears to show players earlier involved in a heated clash as people in the crowd shout and heckle.
“Kill the (expletive),” one person shouts twice as people — who appear to be from the stands — jump onto the field.
Other footage appears to show flares being let off in a car park beside the field as people continue to clash.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.