Victoria Police and Twitter 1, Soccer Hooligans 0

Victoria Police and Twitter 1, Soccer Hooligans 0
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So Melbourne Victory played a friendly against Celtic FC on Wednesday night. And as they’ve been known to do at big events like the AFL finals, the Victorian Cops were nice enough to tweet the score. And by score, I mean, a fun commentary on how many drunks they’d booted from the ground. Here’s the timeline:

Of course, soccer fans weren’t happy, and Football Federation Australia said the tweets were “provocative”. For their part, the police issued a statement that included:

” This was never about soccer and again, we tweet from any number of high profile events and operations. It’s a about getting a safety message out.”

Hate to say it, but I’m with the cops on this one. Kinda funny, too.
[Victoria Police via Footy Fans Downunder via Mumbrella]