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Queensland stadium ban for men who hurled abuse

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A group of men accused of harassing and verbally abusing three women during the Pacquiao versus Horn bout on Sunday have been banned from all Queensland stadiums for two years.

Video recorded by Channel 10 reporter Tegan George at Suncorp Stadium showed three men using derogatory language towards her and her friends.

“Never have I or my sports loving girl friends been so badly abused & sexually harassed. Went on for hours,” she posted on Twitter along with the video.

Sports Minister Mick de Brenni on Tuesday says he endorses the ban after approaching the Stadium

“There is no place for sexism, harassment and racism in Queensland and there is no place for racism and sexism at our stadiums,” he said in a statement.

“The behaviour that has been reported is deeply offensive and it’s disgraceful.

“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.”

The men were escorted from the stadium by police.

-AAP