NRL bans fan for two years for fight during Tigers-Eels clash at Stadium Australia
The fan filmed punching another Parramatta supporter during their Easter Monday win over the Tigers has been banned from all NRL matches for two years.
Video emerged following the fixture of a man in an Eels jumper throwing a punch at another fan in attendance at Stadium Australia.
A short scuffle broke out before security and police escorted the man from the venue.
The NRL released a statement on Thursday, adding the man was involved in an altercation with police following the incident and had been banned from all fixtures for two years.
"The National Rugby League (NRL) today issued a banning notice to a fan who engaged in an altercation with another patron at Monday’s Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels match at Stadium Australia," the statement read.
"The fan also engaged in an altercation with NSW Police after being removed from the venue.
"Under the notice, the individual will be banned from all NRL fixtures in Australia and New Zealand for a minimum of 2 years.
"The NRL has a zero tolerance approach to any fan who engages in violence or abuse at NRL games.
"The individual has been advised of his rights to respond to the banning notice."
The Daily Telegraph reports 25-year-old Jacob Bain-Young was arrested and pleaded guilty to a host of charges for the incident and his behaviour immediately following.
Bain-Young was refused bail at Burwood Local Court and will remain in custody until he in sentenced on May 4.