Retired boxer Anthony Mundine was back in court on Wednesday over allegations he entered a Bunnings store without a mask.
Retired boxer Anthony Mundine has appeared in court over allegations he breached public health orders by flouting mask rules at a Sydney hardware store.
“The Man” was in July fined for allegedly entering a Bunnings store in southwestern Sydney without wearing a mask and refusing to scan a QR code at the store’s entrance.
Mr Mundine claimed that he had an exemption to not wear a mask and made a purchase before leaving.
Detectives attached to Campsie Police Area Command launched an investigation after they were called to the Bunnings Kingsgrove store on July 20.
Officers then visited a home in South Hurstville where they spoke to Mr Mundine and issued him a $1000 fine for breaking Covid rules.
He was charged with not complying with a noticed direction and his matter was briefly mentioned in Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday.
Mr Mundine did not appear in court and his lawyer John Giang appeared via videolink and was granted a six-week adjournment.
No plea was entered on Mr Mundine’s behalf.
Mr Mundine was fined three times by police during July for allegedly breaching public health orders.
The high-profile and outspoken former athlete was first slapped with a $1000 fine for allegedly flying from Sydney to Ballina on July 9 during the citywide lockdown.
“Officers from Richmond Police District issued a 46-year-old man with a $1000 penalty infringement notice after inquiries revealed he travelled from metropolitan Sydney to Ballina without a reasonable excuse on Wednesday, 7 July, 2021,” NSW Police said in a statement at the time.
The same month Mr Mundine appeared at a Sydney anti-lockdown rally and was issued with a court attendance notice for allegedly breaching the public health order.
Mr Mundine has been outspoken on social media about his anti-vaccination views and has in the past posted links to so-called “freedom” rallies.
“My people don’t get conned in getting the shot,” he wrote on Facebook earlier this year.
“Do your research it’s a death wish.
“F–k the travel for now we fight that sh-t in court it’s all fear mongering.”
Originally published as Anthony Mundine faces court over Bunnings mask breach allegations