The END of an Australian tradition: Killjoy security guards eject fans for making beer snakes at cricket
- Several groups were evicted from the Melbourne Cricket Grounds on Tuesday
- Groups have been busted for making beer snakes out of their empty plastic cups
- Beer snakes are a long-standing tradition at cricket matches around the world
Tight security at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds has been filmed repeatedly kicking fans out of stadiums for making beer snakes.
People at the MCG have been spotted storing empty cups under their seats for beer snakes during Big Bash League matches on Boxing Day and the Christmas public holiday.
Beer snakes are made by collecting large amounts of plastic cups to form a continuous long stack that can be passed around the crowd.
However, security was less than impressed with the long-standing tradition and weaved people in to see the empty cups.
Security at MCG cricket (above) on Tuesday were filmed evicting fans for making beer snakes
The crowd boos as security destroys the snakes and escorts the groups as they do so (pictured, a group of men making beer snakes)
People in the MCG crowd filmed security evicting some groups from the grandstand rounds and uploaded the footage to TikTok.
In a clip filmed by a nearby fan, security was seen telling the three men to take too long to escort for collecting the cups.
‘The funny police have arrived,’ said the cameraman.
‘They live for the moment to kick people and take the cups.’
The crowd murmured around the four security officers as they removed the three men from their seats.
One of the men grabbed the group’s snake and dropped it on the surrounding chairs as witnesses cheered.
However, the boos and insults didn’t stop security for evicting fans caught with beer snakes (above)
Beer snakes are made from empty plastic cups at sporting events (pictured, a beer snake in Brisbane, 2013)
Videos of security evicting beer snake makers have been shared on TikTok (pictured, a fan and his beer snake being evicted by security)
Another clip showed security walking out of a man who had collected a one-metre beer snake.
A third video showed two men being kicked out while another group hid their snakes under their seats.
‘Mate, look at these f***wits,’ the cameraman said of the officers.
‘I think these people need to shut up and have a few beers.’
A fourth video showed a frustrated security officer smashing a long beer snake to pieces as it passed by.
The crowd booed and shouted ‘you are aw*****’ as the team set off to do more laps.
Beer snakes have been appearing around the world in stadiums at sporting events, particularly cricket, for decades (pictured, an old beer snake)
Aussie commentators are furious with security for trying to stop the creation of beer snakes, a long-standing tradition (pictured, a beer snake in Adelaide, 2006)
Beer snakes have been appearing around the world in stadiums at sporting events, particularly cricket, for decades, so most commentators were outraged to see security spoiling the fun.
‘Getting fired for collecting cups, what a game,’ one person commented.
‘What’s the worst that can happen to stacking cups?,’ said another.
‘I still don’t understand what’s wrong with cup snakes?,’ wrote another.
‘Almost as dangerous as flares,’ joked one.
‘So let me get this straight, you’re not allowed to make cup snakes in cricket?,’ asked another.