Fans at Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium were lucky to avoid serious injury after a fence collapsed during a goal celebration in the Jets’ 2-2 draw with Perth Glory on Sunday.
Andrew Nabbout put the home side up 2-1 just before halftime and ran over to the sideline to rejoice with Jets fans. The pumped-up supporters rushed the fence, which collapsed under their weight.
Remarkably, no serious injuries were reported from the potentially-disastrous crush. But the Jets faithful’s mood was dampened by Andy Keogh’s second-half equaliser for the Glory, consigning a dramatic clash to a stalemate.
But the distressing incident wasn’t the first time a fence has been found wanting at the ground during an A-League clash.
Back in the 2011-12 season, Sydney FC’s Juho Makela celebrated with visiting fans at the same part of the ground after scoring a goal at what was then known as AusGrid Stadium – and the very same fence collapsed, sending fans sprawling onto the turf.
Perhaps get a different contractor in to fix up the fence this time, Jets.