NRL grand final: let's keep it fun at the footy

Police will crack down on unruly behaviour at Sunday’s NRL grand final between the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.

There will be a ‘‘high-visibility operation’’ that includes officers from the public order and riot squad, mounted police, dog unit, PolAir, and traffic and highway patrol.

Security guards will also help police stop any trouble makers, anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related crime.

Police Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli said police would be targeting anyone whose behaviour might ruin the event for others.

“We have two of the most passionate groups of fans for this year’s grand final and we want everyone to be able to enjoy themselves without fear of anti-social or criminal behaviour,” he said.

“Sporting events are meant to be family-friendly and my officers intend to keep it that way – we will not tolerate alcohol-fuelled violence or any anti-social or unsafe behaviour.

“The warning extends to celebrations and commiserations after the match – keep your behaviour safe and legal – otherwise you’ll be taken out of play.

“Win or lose, there is no excuse for violence, intimidation or otherwise anti-social behaviour. It’s not good sportsmanship and it is completely unacceptable.’’

Spectators are also reminded to allow plenty of time to arrive with stringent security and bag checks.

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