An AFL fan has labelled his six-year ban from Adelaide Oval “harsh” however has apologised solely to his beloved Port Adelaide, vowing to not leap the fence once more.
Jeremy Cortvriend was dragged off the bottom by safety guards throughout final Saturday evening’s Showdown towards the Crows.
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He acquired the prolonged suspension after stadium officers took a dim view of his repeat offending.
“To be honest I think six years is a little bit harsh,” he advised 7NEWS Adelaide.
“But obviously they can’t condone doing it or else everyone will want to get on there and do it.”
Cortvriend was first fined and banned for invading the pitch at a recreation in 2017.
“You do it once, you get penalised for it,” AFL Followers Affiliation spokesperson Ron Issko mentioned.
“To do it again you’ve got to be penalised harder … it’s silly, it’s stupid, the fans don’t like it.
“Not only does it disrupt the game, and the momentum and flow, it’s also a risk to the players and umpires.”
However the 34-year-old Cortvriend doesn’t imagine he’s prompted any hurt.
“For anyone out there having a bit of a go at me, it’s just an Aussie bogan thing to do,” he mentioned.
“Just a bit of a laugh and a larrikin thing.
“The only people I will apologise to is the Port Adelaide Football Club, because I love you.”
Cortvriend mentioned he had had at the very least 20 pints earlier than leaping the fence and has realized his lesson.
“I won’t be doing it again because I love my footy that much,” he mentioned.