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Instagram Influencers Who Pitch Invaded The AFL Grand Final Facing Hefty Fines

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Instagram Influencers Who Pitch Invaded The AFL Grand Final Facing Hefty Fines

Unlucky lads.

The two pelicans that invaded The Gabba pitch during the AFL Grand Final are set to be charged by Queensland police for their actions.

Play between the Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats grinded to a halt when two men ran onto the field with just three minutes left to play in the first quarter.


The referee wasted no time in blowing the whistle to stop the game as stadium security guards tackled the duo to the ground.

They were quickly whisked away from the scene by the light-footed seccys, who were chuffed to be handing them over to local police at The Gabba entrance.

And according to Fox Footy, the pair will now face Brisbane Magistrates Court on December 7.


Queensland police released a statement, saying: "Two men have been charged with one count each of 'entering the field of play under Major Sports Facilities Act'.

"They have been served with a notice to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on December 7."

Marty and Michael. Credit: Instagram/@martyandmichael
Marty and Michael. Credit: Instagram/@martyandmichael

It's understood the morons were Australian comedy duo (and we use the term 'comedy' in the loosest of terms) Marty and Michael - nope, we've never heard of them either.


Their shared Instagram account has over 1.2million followers.

A video of the incident posted on their page already has over 263,000 views with the majority of their fans appearing to get around it.

Unsurprisingly, people who had absolutely no idea who they were (we're guilty too) were quick to slam Marty and Michael via social media.

What is it they say again? 'Any publicity is good publicity', right? Yeah, except when you're in court pleading for your innocence.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter, AFL

Topics: afl, Aussie Rules Football, Australia

Max Sherry
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