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The fun police will be out in force

By 13 January 2014 8

ACT Policing are warning all patrons attending tomorrow’s (14 January) encounter between Prime Minister’s XI and England at Manuka Oval that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

Acting Superintendent Matt Corbitt said police and security will be closely monitoring crowd behaviour and would act to ensure the safety of all patrons. Manuka oval is no different to any other major sporting arena in Australia in that it is equipped with CCTV sending live pictures back to the Venue Command Centre. This enables the behaviour of the crowd or individuals to be monitored. Anyone seen behaving inappropriately will be evicted from the ground.

Police and Security will also be paying attention to people attempting to bring alcohol into the ground. Every bag brought into the venue will be checked by security. Any patrons caught in possession or consuming alcohol purchased outside the ground will be ejected.

“We want people to have a good time at the cricket, but to also act responsibly. There will be a visible police presence both in and around Manuka Oval and anyone who wants to engage in anti-social behaviour may be placed into police custody,” Acting Superintendent Corbitt said.

“Australians love their sport and it’s our job to ensure major sporting events are a safe and fun environment for everyone”.

With temperatures predicted to exceed 35 degrees Celsius, police are urging all patrons to moderate their alcohol intake and stay well-hydrated throughout the afternoon.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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8 Responses to The fun police will be out in force
#1
Typsy McStaggers3:54 pm, 13 Jan 14

Let the beer-cup snakes commence.

And don’t forget the long Canberra tradition of asking Mark Taylor how his fujitsu is.

#2
Richard Bender7:07 pm, 13 Jan 14

Stupid cops. People don’t engage in anti-social behaviour. That would indicate a level of personal responsibility. We all know they’re helpless pawns in the hands of alcohol companies.

#3
c_c™7:21 pm, 13 Jan 14

“Any patrons caught in possession or consuming alcohol purchased outside the ground will be ejected.”

Ok, I’ve read this three times and it still doesn’t sound right. If you’re caught possessing or consuming alcohol outside the ground, you’ll be ejected.

Think there’s some copy missing.

#4
el7:25 pm, 13 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

“Any patrons caught in possession or consuming alcohol purchased outside the ground will be ejected.”

Ok, I’ve read this three times and it still doesn’t sound right. If you’re caught possessing or consuming alcohol outside the ground, you’ll be ejected.

Think there’s some copy missing.

Well, I’m not sure – Is the word “purchased” in the above quote you provided invisible to you for some reason?

#5
Thumper7:45 pm, 13 Jan 14

police are urging all patrons to moderate their alcohol intake and stay well-hydrated throughout the afternoon.

No choice in this regard. They only serve mids…

#6
c_c™9:10 pm, 13 Jan 14

el said :

c_c™ said :

“Any patrons caught in possession or consuming alcohol purchased outside the ground will be ejected.”

Ok, I’ve read this three times and it still doesn’t sound right. If you’re caught possessing or consuming alcohol outside the ground, you’ll be ejected.

Think there’s some copy missing.

Well, I’m not sure – Is the word “purchased” in the above quote you provided invisible to you for some reason?

More that if you read it too quickly, even again, it still sounds like they’re going to make people who a have consumed outside booze eject it.

#7
CraigT9:01 am, 14 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

el said :

c_c™ said :

“Any patrons caught in possession or consuming alcohol purchased outside the ground will be ejected.”

Ok, I’ve read this three times and it still doesn’t sound right. If you’re caught possessing or consuming alcohol outside the ground, you’ll be ejected.

Think there’s some copy missing.

Well, I’m not sure – Is the word “purchased” in the above quote you provided invisible to you for some reason?

More that if you read it too quickly, even again, it still sounds like they’re going to make people who a have consumed outside booze eject it.

No it doesn’t. It clearly refers to alcohol purchased outside the ground. They are obviously differentiating between that and alcohol purchased inside the ground.

I’m guessing you are a graduate of the glorious UC?

#8
maxblues10:15 am, 14 Jan 14

Thumper said :

police are urging all patrons to moderate their alcohol intake and stay well-hydrated throughout the afternoon.

No choice in this regard. They only serve mids…

Only to the lower class!
At the SCG, the members not only get to drink the real deal, but they now also have a Matilda Bay brew house bar. Even though I sometimes get some comps to the members (more usually to the outer), let’s hope the brewery bar is accessible by all classes during the more egalitarian Aussie Rules season.

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