Sport Football A-League fans detain man who lit flare
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A-League fans detain man who lit flare

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Soccer thugs with flares have been a blight on A-League matches, but last night fans policed themselves. AAP: Tracey Nearmy
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A-League fans have detained and handed over to police a man who allegedly lit a flare outside Etihad Stadium after the Melbourne derby match.

A-League fans have detained and handed over to police a man who allegedly lit a flare outside Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Fans grabbed the man shortly after Melbourne Victory’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City on Saturday, police say.

Police arrested another man after he also allegedly lit a flare, while a third man was arrested over a damaged seat inside the stadium.

All three men are expected to be charged.

Police said they were “happy with the behaviour of the overwhelming majority of the crowd during the match” with 11 stadium evictions from the crowd of 35,426.