A South West football club says that it backs the actions of a coach in supporting his players during wild scenes at a game. Eaton Boomers women’s coach Craig Bourne has come under fire after footage emerged of the incident in which he yelled, “You’ll f...ing die”, on Saturday during his team’s game against Harvey Bulls. But his club claimed today the local high school teacher had been “misrepresented” and they were considering legal action to defend his “good name”. The spectator on the receiving end of Mr Bourne’s outburst can be heard saying to him: “Tell your players to keep their hands to themselves.” The altercation began with an on-field melee during the second half that dragged on for two minutes. Boomers player Summer Ryder was photographed taking a swing at the opposition’s Megan Minton. Ryder was red carded and sent off for the remainder of the game. The exchange then spilled on to the boundary with the Boomers coaching staff players and spectators all getting involved. The ugly scenes then continued outside the Bulls’ change rooms. In a statement, Eaton Boomers president Murray Upson said while the club accepted its player had been sent off and would accept the outcome of the tribunal it categorically denied Mr Bourne had been the aggressor in the situation and would do everything in its power to ensure the correct events are known. “The BCDFC will be seeking legal advice on behalf of Craig Bourne in regards to defamation of his character if this issue is not resolved,” Mr Upson said. “The BCDFC expects our coaching staff to lead by example by displaying values that we hope to see in the community. “When a coach and mentor puts himself in harm’s way from a supporter or any situation in order to protect his young players, that is something that we encourage as a football club and as a community and we will continue to support and not vilify for. “Craig Bourne has obviously been unfairly impacted from this event. It’s important to acknowledge that he has our full support.” The South West Football League confirmed Ryder had been reported and was set to face the league tribunal last night. The wider incident is also being investigated by the SWFL and WA Football Commission.