Glass bottle thrown at Bulldogs NRL game

A man has been questioned by police after a glass bottle was thrown at the Canberra bench during their NRL win over Canterbury at Belmore Sportsground on Monday night.

The bourbon bottle was smuggled into the suburban venue and hurled at the Raiders’ bench during a controversial second half after Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson was sinbinned and the visitors scored soon after.

In scenes that brought back memories of last year’s ‘Bad Friday’ clash with South Sydney at ANZ Stadium, and labelled “totally unacceptable” by Bulldogs boss Raelene Castle, the man was quickly apprehended by police.

The man could face a lifetime ban from sporting venues.

The bottle missed players on the bench, instead smashing as it hit an exercise bike in front of the western grandstand.

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