The horrific injuries suffered by father Josh Jones after he was allegedly assaulted by two men during a wild brawl
An all-in brawl between parents at a junior footy match that left a father with horrific injuries was sparked over a verbal altercation between supporters of opposing teams.
Josh Jones, 35, suffered a shattered nose and fractured cheek when he was allegedly assaulted by two men during an under-13s rugby league game between Wynnum Manly and Logan Brothers in Brisbane on Sunday.
The 35-year-old's father Ricki Jones said his son got into a verbal argument with some of the Logan fans.
Mr Jones Senior was sitting among parents from the opposing team when he saw the two men allegedly attack his son.
'All of a sudden, I saw a punch,' Mr Jones Senior told 9News.
'Their friends rounded my son up like a pack of wolves and attacked him.'
The pair allegedly kicked Mr Jones in the face while he was on the ground.
Mr Jones Senior said he is traumatised after witnessing the alleged attack on his son.
'I cannot sleep seeing what I've seen. I've got that vision in my head. I am disgusted,' he said.
Josh Jones, 35, (pictured with his family) has undergone facial surgery after his eye sockets and nose were shattered in an alleged assault during a wild brawl at a Brisbane junior football game
An onlooker in the stands recorded the disturbing brawl on the rugby league field touchline
The young father's injuries are so severe the doctors who treated him after he was rushed to hospital described his face as 'floating around' in his skull. He has since undergone facial surgery to repair his injuries.
A confronting photo of the father in hospital showed his right eye completely blackened and swollen shut by the alleged assault.
Two men, aged 19 and 36, from the Logan suburb of Crestmead, were both charged with grievous bodily harm and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.
They were expected to face Cleveland Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning, but their matters have been adjourned to Wynnum Magistrates Court on Thursday.
On Wednesday afternoon charges were laid against a further two men.
A 24-year-old from Inala was charged with grievous bodily harm, and a 26-year-old Slacks Creek man was charged with grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm and drug offences. The pair were denied watchhouse bail.
Wynnum-Manly's president Adam Lipke said his 'thoughts and prayers with all that have been touched by what occurred both physically and also emotionally'.
'In all of my many years in association with our wonderful club and junior rugby league in general, I can honestly say I have never witnessed an [alleged assault like this],' he wrote on social media.
'As a club we do not and will never condone violence of any nature albeit physical or verbal – we are a junior rugby league club with a very proud history and a very bright future but fundamentally we are also a combined group of human beings first and foremost and as such cannot justify the events that occurred on Sunday.
The 35-year-old's father Ricki Jones said his son got into a verbal argument with some of the Logan fans
Josh Jones, 35, sustained serious injuries in the alleged assault and was rushed to hospital where he underwent facial surgery as the community rallies to help the Manly West family
The community have rallied to support the Manly West man, who was due to start a new job on Tuesday.
A GoFundMe page launched to help the family financially as Mr Jones recovers has already reached $9,085 of its $10,000 goal.
An onlooker in the stands recorded the disturbing alleged assault, which appeared to start between two people on the sidelines.
Dozens of spectators ran over to the growing crowd of brawlers in a desperate attempt to break it up.
'They started that! Call the police, call the police,' one woman screamed.