Shepparton Security Confiscates Water Bottles From AFL Fans In 38-Degree Heat

AFL spokesman comments


Ebony Reeves

4 March 2019

Ebony Reeves

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AFL fans have taken to Twitter following security measures taken at Deakin Reserve in which water bottles were confiscated during 38-degree heat. 

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The officials confiscated unsealed containers, claiming to be following AFL orders, during the Richmond vs Melbourne JLT Community Series match on Sunday.

While water bottles were available for purchase from $3 inside the venue, the AFL Fans Association also claimed via Twitter that security was discouraging the use of umbrellas "despite minimal shade".

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^Fans enjoying the match despite having no water or shade... 

In response to the outrage, an AFL spokesman told Herald Sun that the actions of Deakin Reserve officials was a reserve rule, not the AFL's, adding, “We heard about what was going on and the AFL stepped in accordingly."

 

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