This is one of the great weekends of the year, both for the NRL and the AFL. Don’t spoil it by getting into trouble with the law. Drink responsibly and act responsibly. If your team wins then that’s great, but if it doesn’t, well there’s always next year.
Don’t get into any loud arguments involving swearing or abuse, which may lead to physical violence. This is offensive behaviour and you may be arrested.
Don’t physically touch or push or punch any other person, because this will be assault, and again you may be arrested.
Specifically, don’t take out any of your elation or disappointment on your spouse or on members of your family. There is always a spike in family violence on the weekend of the Grand Final. Don’t do it. Treat your famiy with respect.
Do have a great time. Do support your team. Do be loud and proud. But don’t act in a way you will regret and which may involve legal action against you.
Read this article in The Age for more information about the spike in domestic violence incidents that takes place during Grand Final weekend.
If you or any of your friends become involved in a violent incident or with the police, then feel free to give us a call on 02 9687 9322.