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Two more men have been charged with grievous bodily harm following Sunday’s junior football fight, taking the total number to four.
Two more men have been charged with grievous bodily harm following Sunday’s junior football fight, taking the total number to four.

Two more charged over ‘disgraceful’ junior footy fight

Two more men have been charged over Sunday's fight at an U13 rugby league match between Wynnum and Logan Brothers, taking the total number of people charged to four.

In a statement, Queensland Police confirmed a 24-year-old Inala man was charged with grievous bodily harm, and a 26-year-old Slacks Creek was charged with grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm and drug offences.

Both men were denied watchhouse bail.

It follows yesterday's arrest of two Crestmead men, aged 19 and 36, who have both been charged with grievous bodily harm and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.

wild footy brawl video art work
wild footy brawl video art work

The two Crestmead men were due to face Cleveland Magistrates Court on Wednesday, but police prosecutor Sgt Angela Tetley told reporters outside court she would be applying to have their matters adjourned to Wynnum Magistrates Court on Thursday, to be heard together with the charges against the Inala and Slacks Creek men.

Brisbane father Josh Jones, who was left hospitalised after being allegedly assaulted at a junior rugby league game in Wynnum, with wife Laurice. Picture: File
Brisbane father Josh Jones, who was left hospitalised after being allegedly assaulted at a junior rugby league game in Wynnum, with wife Laurice. Picture: File

The father of 35-year-old victim Josh Jones, Ricki, told reporters outside court his son, who suffered two broken eye sockets, a fractured cheek and a broken nose, had been told by doctors his face was "basically floating around".

"I cannot sleep seeing what I've seen. I've got that vision in my head. I am disgusted," he said.

Queensland rugby league chairman Bruce Hatcher labelled the wild fight an "absolute disgrace" and warned that perpetrators face a possible life ban from rugby league.

Originally published as Two more charged over 'disgraceful' junior footy fight



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