Demon fanatic David Danger.

Demon fanatic David Danger.

WHEN David Danger went to the MCG on Sunday he was armed with his usual passion for the Melbourne Football Club and a stash of fake cash aimed at lampooning Tom Scully, the young player who had deserted his Demons.

He could not have predicted that waving a paper bag full of home-made notes - that he also had pinned to his jacket - almost had him evicted from the stadium and at the centre of a security and civil liberties storm.

The MCC and AFL yesterday claimed that MCG officials had tried to remove the Victoria Police employee from the ground after he had used obscene language, but yesterday Danger - seeing himself on television and being widely accused of having a foul mouth - moved to set the record straight.

''At no point did I use an obscenity,'' said the 16-year Melbourne member, who works in the Victoria Police infrastructure and IT department. ''I am not happy with the way I have been portrayed by the AFL spokesman Patrick Keane as well as the MCG spokesman Shane Brown.

''The whole idea that I was swearing seems to be a ruse or cover-up for the fact that I was waving Scully money and wearing a jacket covered in notes, and they actually wanted to quash that.

''Surely my Melbourne Football Club jacket with notes pinned on it is no more offensive than a gold-sequined jacket worn by [prominent Collingwood supporter] Joffa. Where was my freedom of speech and why should I have to remove my jacket?''

Danger, 38, told The Age he and a friend had prepared the fake bank notes - adorned with photographs of Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy, AFL chief Andrew Demetriou and Scully himself - on a photocopier. He said his costume and paper money bags drew a laugh from Melbourne player Jack Watts in the warm-up.

''I wanted to have a bit of fun because what he [Scully] did was not the sort of honesty I would have expected of a player. I wasn't surprised when he finally left [Melbourne] but when I heard about his father signing on that was probably the worst part,'' Danger said.

He said he was initially reported by an on-ground security official late in the first quarter of the Melbourne-GWS game. He said he had leant over the fence and asked a boundary umpire could he ''offer him one of my bags of Scully money in exchange for a free kick in our forward 50''.

Two more security guards approached him and led him to the back of the stand where another five security guards told him he was being evicted for obscene language.

Allowed to return to his seat to collect his belongings and watch the remainder of the first term, Danger said it was a victory for people power that he was eventually permitted to see out the game.

''I asked the crowd if anyone heard me swear,'' Danger said. ''Everyone agreed with me. Knowing that they could have a riot on their hands, they [the MCC] decided I was allowed to stay, however I was to remove my jacket which had my Scully money pinned onto it.

''Security were heavy-handed against Demons supporters all day, but what about the Collingwood supporter who racially abused a Gold Coast supporter, was never evicted but allowed to stay for the full game. They don't seem to have their priorities very well established.''

Danger, who has not missed a Melbourne home game this season, admitted he had sworn at the football in the past - ''when there are no children around'' - and had been occasionally admonished for banging on the fence. ''We're there week-in week-out in our reserved seats and we just love going to the footy.''

Three anti-Scully signs were removed from the MCG on Sunday - one because it was too large, one because it obstructed an advertising sign and the third because it was deemed offensive describing the 21-year-old top draft choice as ''Number One Pr---k''.