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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.”
Danny is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, and before that, contributing editor for Gizmodo US. He has over 12 years of editorial and digital experience, and a ruinous obsession with all things shiny. Before founding PC World Magazineâ€™s GeekTech blog (while Senior Associate Editor in San Francisco), he co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Mac OS X and won Best Technical Journalist (Consensus IT Writers Awards) in 2005.