A 39-year-old Birregurra man who produced a knife at the footy and approached Alvie supporters on Saturday has been arrested.
Colac police Detective Sergeant Brendan Butland said that Birregurra hosted Alvie on Saturday and things got a bit heated about three-quarter time, 3.50pm.
"It's alleged a supporter got upset with other locals, produced a knife and approached Alvie supporters," he said.
"It's alleged the man was yelling abuse at the umpires then became involved in a verbal altercation with other patrons at the Birregurra Recreation Reserve.
"It will be alleged the man produced a knife, which he took from his pocket, and he started approaching opposition supporters who immediately contacted police."
Detective Sergeant Butland said Birregurra Senior Constable Laurie Allen swiftly attended and arrested the man, who still had the knife in his possession.
"The man was arrested and taken to the Colac police station where he was interviewed and released pending charges," he said.
"It's expected the man will be charged on summons with possessing and using a controlled weapon and he will appear in the Colac Magistrates Court at a later date.
"Anyone witnesses or anyone with information is requested to contact the Birregurra police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."
Detective Sergeant Butland said he understood the man had caused Alvie supporters to become fearful of their safety.
He said such behavior at a local football match was completely unacceptable.
"I imagine that a few people were a bit worried about this man's behaviour," he said.
Alvie won the game by 47 points and was well in front at three-quarter time.
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