New South Wales Police confirmed the incident, saying they responded to a fan ignoring security requests about "seating protocols".
Failure to comply with seating protocols now requires a 10 policeman escort from the stadium. Wow.
Based on what's being reported (which I dont think is the full story atm), this guy just wanted to use the closest facilities for his daughter, which were in a 'restricted area' (whatever that means). The seco said no and it escalated from there. This is what happens when you pay people to do and not to think. It's not worth the seco risking his job to let this girl through.
Police and secos have a tough job. Sure, they signed up for it, but it's still rough dealing with the situations they come across daily. I have a lot of respect for the job they do. But a little less doing and a little more thinking and we wouldn't even be talking about this right now.
"Football Federation Australia board member Joseph Carrozzi has said the FFA plans to investigate the incident". Yeah, because he's going to sort this out right? He's going to talk to the assistant police involved - and backing the cops on the ground already - and give me a stern talking to. When they've both finished laughing, they'll discuss how long the ban for him and his kids should be, but then decide to take no further action.
I have a son with special needs. Thank goodness he can use the same mens room as me and doesn't need to traverse the 'restricted area' to get to the bathroom.
What a ******* joke