Wild moment footy fan in a Sydney Swans scarf clashes with pro-Palestine protesters near a pub in Melbourne

  • Protester and footy fan came face to face
  • Several men involved in a heavy scuffle
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Disturbing footage has captured the moment a Sydney Swans supporter clashed with a group of pro-Palestinian protesters after a rally.

A violent scuffle broke out between the man and the group near a pub in Melbourne on Sunday.

A Free Palestine Rally was held around midday, with demonstrators marching from the State Library to the Victorian Parliament Building.

Dramatic footage shared by a bystander on TikTok showed the AFL fan, wearing a Sydney Swans scarf around his neck, facing off against a bearded protester.

The two men came face to face before the bearded man, who was wearing a black t-shirt, asked the Swans supporter ‘what are you going to do?’

The Swans supporter, who was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, could be heard telling the man to f*ck off.

Moments later, a group of protesters standing nearby charged at the man, who had been pushed in the chest by another just seconds earlier.

The Swans supporter retreated as the group of protesters appeared to try to continue the altercation.

A man wearing a black shirt and dark-colored jeans, who appeared to be an employee of the nearby pub, intervened and tried to restrain one of the protesters, who had a Palestinian flag draped around him.

The group of men continued to charge at the Swans supporter as he was held back by fellow AFL fans, including women.

The AFL supporter, who wore a Sydney Swans scarf around his neck (pictured), was seen facing off against a bearded protester

Some protesters were heard saying “stop” repeatedly as bystanders and staffers tried to diffuse the situation as tensions rose.

The footage ended with the Swans fan rushing into the venue to escape as staffers stopped pro-Palestinian protesters from following him.

The footage has since gone viral on Twitter and TikTok, dividing viewers.

“Please show us the full screenplay,” one person wrote.

The female pro-Palestine supporter who filmed the incident and originally shared it online has since deleted or made the footage private.

The altercation took place ahead of the Swans’ game against Hawthorn at the MCG.

A Victoria Police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia officers were not called to the incident and it was not reported.