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Masterchef Judge George Calombaris Has Been CHARGED

George Calombaris has been charged with assault after an incident at the A-League Grand final over the weekend.

An investigation was launched by police to investigate the alleged assault, which took place just as the game came to an end. A man shouted to Calombaris: 'Pay your staff, you dodgy b*****d,' moments after Victory lost the match 4-2 on penalties.

Calombaris said in a statement on Monday that his reaction was to the fan yelling abuse about his family.

'I am really disappointed with what occurred last night,' he said.

'I regret the way in which I reacted, I am disappointed that I let it get to me, and I sincerely apologise for offending anyone.

'While I am not proud of my reaction to the situation, I was offended by a spectator yelling out abusive and derogatory comments about my family.'

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