The NRL fan who started a wild crowd brawl on Easter Monday was arrested twice after a police pursuit outside the stadium followed the ugly incident between Parramatta supporters.
The man, who was wearing an Eels jumper, walked up to a seated man also donning the famous blue and yellow colours – and coward punched him at around 4:30pm at Stadium Australia.
Watch the fight in the video above
That prompted the victim to stand up and start throwing punches back at his attacker before a Wests Tigers fan joined the fracas which was quickly broken up by stadium security.
The Eels supporters were not known to each other and only the coward puncher was arrested.
Police spoke to the 25-year-old attacker following the incident and when he abused the officers they arrested him and escorted him from the stadium.
The man was issued infringement notices for offensive behaviour and handed a 12-month ban from Stadium Australia.
The man was then released and while exiting the grounds on foot, via Edwin Flack Drive, he allegedly damaged a boom gate, which once again attracted the attention of police.
The man fled on foot and following a short pursuit the police caught up with him. Pepper spray was used on the man after he allegedly raised a traffic pole above the head of a police officer.
He was arrested again and taken to Auburn Police Station where he was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting an officer, damaging property and two counts of common assault.
The man was refused bail and will appear at Burwood Local Court on Tuesday.
The Eels won the match 36-22 to remain unbeaten after four rounds, while Wests slumped to 13th on the ladder.