‘Loud’ Collingwood fan had been reported for abusive language before

The Collingwood fan who claimed he was threatened with being kicked out of the MCG on Monday for barracking too loudly says the police reaction was heavy-handed and that he "is totally against" abusive language.

But it wasn't the first time Simon Grech has been reported at a match, and his recent social media history is littered with profanities, threats of violence and aggressive phrases.

Mr Grech says he was unfairly reported by Melbourne supporters who alerted authorities over him "cheering too loud".

When he was asked to re-create an example of his barracking on 3AW radio on Wednesday Mr Grech enthusiastically yelled, "'Let's go Woody'… and that's it".


But in September 2018, he uploaded a video of himself and a friend at the footy screaming "F— you, you f—ing c—s, let's go" with the caption "F— these c—s".

Mr Grech confirmed to The Age that this footage was taken at the MCG during last year's grand final.

In tweets since April, he describes the performance of Geelong player Joel Selwood as "dropping to his knees … like a $2 hooker" and calls Essendon fans "junkie cheating dogs".

Simon Grech's Twitter account.

Simon Grech's Twitter account. Credit:Twitter

"Back to the injecting room you rats," he posted on April 25, during the Anzac Day round between Essendon and Collingwood.

He also takes aim at the French and appears to threaten violence against them.

Simon Grech's Twitter account.

Simon Grech's Twitter account.Credit:Twitter

A fan has also revealed she reported Mr Grech for anti-social behaviour in July 2018 for "shouting" and "rude language".

After the game, the fan, who requested anonymity, was so concerned she sent an email to AFL membership to ensure her complaint was received.

"Someone called Simon who sat behind my friend and I … He also used the c-word and f-word. He made fun of people who turned around to show displeasure in his behaviour. He often curbed behaviour when security walkRead More – Source

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