Blokes Caught Abusing Female Journo At Boxing Punished
They started their morning expecting a day of beers and boxing but we're guessing (or at least hoping) they regret their actions now.
After spending hours hurling abuse and verbally sexually harassing a group of women at Suncorp Stadium in the leadup to the Jeff Horn vs Manny Pacquiao match, three men were escorted from the venue by Police.
They missed the prize fight.. but it gets worse (for them at least).
Stadiums Queensland have now stated that the three men are banned from ALL of their venues for at least the next two years.
That's no rugby, footy, cricket, tennis or swimming matches live for two years - plus the increasing number of concerts held at those venues.
The ban spans The Gabba, Suncorp, QSAC, QLD Tennis Centre, Brisbane Entertainment centre, Metricon Stadium, Cbus Super Stadium, 1300 Smiles Stadium and more.
We're incredibly happy with the news - no one deserves to be victimised and bullied like journalist Tegan George, her friends, and we're suspecting countless others.
“There is no place for sexism, harassment and racism in Queensland and there is no place for racism and sexism at our stadiums,” Sports Minister Mr de Brenni said.
“The behaviour that has been reported is deeply offensive and it’s disgraceful.
“Yesterday I asked Stadiums Queensland to advise me what options they could take with regards to this behaviour and I have endorsed a two-year ban.
“The point at which you engage in this sort of offensive behaviour is the point at which you lose your right to watch events live at one of our venues,” Mr de Brenni said.
“All of Queensland’s stadiums are family-friendly venues and they should be places where people feel safe to enjoy world class events like the one we saw over the weekend.
“If you can’t enjoy sport without ruining other people’s enjoyment then you can hurl as much abuse as you want at your TV at home. You won’t be seeing anything live at any of our venues.”