Shocking Brawl, Racist Taunts At Manchester V Leeds Game
Footage has emerged of an all-in brawl between Leeds United and Manchester United fans at Optus Stadium in Perth.
The fight broke out in the stands towards the end of Wednesday night’s game, which saw Manchester thrash Leeds 4-0.
In the footage, people can be heard screaming as a number of men are escorted out of the stadium by security guards.
The men continue to jostle with security before they are handed over to police.
The video was uploaded online by a Leeds supporters group with the caption: "Heavy-handed stewarding during the game at Optus Stadium! No need for that all! Lads getting turfed out by the neck!"
In a separate incident at the same match, Leeds fans were caught on camera taunting a young Manchester supporter with a racist chant.
The footage was posted online by a Manchester supporters group.
The Leeds fans can be seen interrupting the young boy during an interview to chant “we’re all from Leeds, you’re all Chinese.”
The video was accompanied by the caption: “Disgusting to see that Leeds fans use casual racism like this. It’s not on.”
The bitter rivalry between Leeds and Manchester is one of the fiercest in football and peaked in the 1970s and 80s when fans regularly clashed.
In a statement, NSW police said: "On Wednesday 17 July 2019 Optus Stadium played host to a friendly soccer match between Manchester United and Leeds United with over 56000 spectators in attendance.
"The large crowd enjoyed a great night with a small number of incidents which resulted in stadium security and police evicting several people for disorderly behaviour. None of these incidents resulted in any criminal charges.
"A 29-year-old WA man was issued a Move on Notice for breaching the perimeter fence at the oval, he did not make it onto the actual playing area. He will be charged by Summons for Trespass."
10 daily have contacted Optus Stadium for comment.