Jubilant fan arrested in Richmond but police happy with GF behaviour

A man was arrested in Richmond on Saturday night after the Tigers’ win the AFL grand final.

The 2020 grand final may have been played in Brisbane but that didn’t stop jubilant Tigers’ fans from celebrating along Richmond’s iconic Swan Street.

A man is cuffed then released on Swan Street after the AFL grand final. Picture: Josie HaydenSource:News Corp Australia

Jubilant fans headed to Swan Street after the grand final on Saturday night. Picture: Josie HaydenSource:News Corp Australia

But police said aside from one arrest, fans celebrated while following COVID-19 restrictions.

“Police were happy with the behaviour of about 200 people who attended Swan Street after the grand final last night,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.

“They were in smaller groups and compliant with the CHO directions.

“One person was arrested for being drunk and also fined for failing to wear a face covering.”

Tigers fans celebrate after winning the 2020 AFL grand final. Police were happy with Melbourne residents’ behaviour as they celebrated while following COVID-19 restrictions. Photo: Daniel Pockett/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Richmond supporter Katherine on Swan Street after the AFL grand final. Picture: Josie HaydenSource:News Corp Australia

A house party in the neighbouring suburb of Cremorne was broken up with 12 people fined and the owner of the property slapped with an almost $5000 infringement.

In Geelong, where Cats fans had less reason to celebrate after the game, looser restrictions in regional Victoria meant some locals were able to watch the footy at pubs and venues.

Geelong supporters were able to watch the AFL grand final at venues thanks to looser restrictions in regional Victoria, but they still weren’t celebrating by the final siren. Picture: Luis Ascui/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

In total in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, police issued 42 fines to people breaching lockdown restrictions.

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