Watch this shocking video from Wellington Pde last night around midnight after the huge football game at the MCG - Looks like it was up near Simpson St corner of Wellington Pde, but hard to tell. Did anyone see it? Story from theage> Police say Tiger beanie thugs' attack on men was 'vicious and brutal' A father is preparing to undergo surgery following a vicious attack which saw his friend's face stomped on and fractured, as the pair left the Richmond and Hawthorn finals match. Three attackers, one of whom was wearing a Richmond Football Club beanie, bashed the two men as they tried to hail a taxi on Wellington Parade in East Melbourne about midnight on Thursday. Detective Senior Constable Ashlee Bull said there was some "banter" between the two groups of men as they walked from the match, when one of the three attackers kicked one of the victims. Images from mobile phone footage of the attack. Photo: Victoria Police The friends, aged 61 and 45, ran and hid in a laneway hoping the trio, who they had never met before, would leave the area. But they were set upon as they walked back on to Wellington Parade to catch a taxi outside the Pullman Hotel. "It's vicious, it's probably to the realms of the worst of what we sometimes see in these kind of assaults," Senior Constable Bull said. "The stomping on the head, the stomping on the face, it's brutal." Graphic footage filmed by a passerby shows the victims lying on the road being repeatedly punched, kicked and stomped on. The man wearing a Richmond beanie allegedly punched the 61-year-old man at least 17 times in the head before stomping on him while the two others assaulted the 45-year-old. The attack lasted for about a minute, police said. Another passerby is seen unsuccessfully trying to stop the attack. Both men were taken to hospital. The 45-year-old, a father from Mount Evelyn, is undergoing surgery on his arm that was broken in the attack. His friend, a 61-year-old father of two from Rosebud, who is seen in the front of the footage, suffered serious facial injuries, including a fractured cheek bone. Footage showing last night's attack. Photo: Victoria Police Media Senior Constable Bull said the older man's face was left battered and bruised. "His whole head is swollen," she said. "They are very shaken up. They are very upset." Senior Constable Bull said one of the victims was a Richmond supporter, while the other barracked for Melbourne. She said it wasn't known if the dispute between the men was about the football match, but they had all been drinking at the game. The three offenders ran off towards Clarendon Street and Fitzroy Gardens. The gang were described as Caucasian and while one was wearing a Richmond beanie, another had an unidentified team's scarf on. Commander Tim Hansen said the victims had been "severely assaulted". "I've seen some pretty significant stuff in all my years on the job and this is right up there as far as brutality goes," he told radio station 3AW. More images of the assault. Photo: Victoria Police Media "Just everything you don't want to see in a brawl occurred in this fight." He encouraged the attackers to turn themselves in as the footage was so clear. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.