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    Brawling fans disrupt Aussie Open
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    Police at the Australian Open in Melbourne ejected around 150
    spectators after a brawl broke out between Serbian and Croatian fans on
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    Fans wearing the national colours of the two nations clashed around the Rod Laver Arena.
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    Dozens of police were forced to separate the two groups before ejecting them and confiscating their tickets.
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    "They were mostly Serbians ejected as they were upsetting the Croatians," a Victoria state police spokeswoman said.
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    Tennis Australia chief executive Steve Wood said there
    were no injuries or arrests and security staff had acted swiftly to end
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    It's just a sport and people should just come and enjoy the game
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    "We hope that today's well co-ordinated response sends a
    clear message that while we are happy for fans to come along and
    support their favourite player, decisive action will be taken if any
    patrons, or groups, cross the line of acceptable behaviour at this
    family event," he said.
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    There is likely to be a heavy security presence at
    Tuesday's match between Serbian Ilia Bozolojac and Croatian Marin
    Cilic, a potential flashpoint between the rival fans.
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    The Serbian fans had gathered to support Jelena
    Jankovic, while the Croats were at the tournament for matches involving
    Mario Ancic, Karolina Sprem and Ivan Ljubicic.
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    Jankovic called for calm among the fans, saying "it's just a sport and people should just come and enjoy the game".
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    He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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    crowd violence at a tennis match? isnt that one of the signs of the apocalypse?
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      #3
      I'm sure mf will be on to tell us that English hooligans had infiltrated both sets of supporters
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        #4


        Are they swordfighting? [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img] I've been to lots of tennis tournaments - never seen that before! Better tool up before Wimbledon this year, just in case. [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]


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          #5
          Hope the croatians horsed into them.
          Grandpa Simpson: The last time the meteors came, we thought the sky was on fire. Naturally, we blamed the Irish. We hanged more \'n a few.

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            Guess what.....[img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]


            http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7846586.stm

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              #7
              it's Serbians and Croatians. Surely they saw this coming a mile off. Having been to both countries, and knowing people from each, i'm not surprised it was the Serbians who were evicted.

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