He was already in trouble – getting kicked off a cruise ship following an alleged ‘reign of terror’ at sea involving members of a family.
But it wasn’t enough to stop this man from giving a one-finger salute as he was ejected from the Carnival Legend on Friday.
Daily Mail Australia has obtained exclusive pictures of the moment a number of men were escorted off the Carnival Legend by police – to cheers.
The vessel was forced to make an early stop at port in Eden, New South Wales, on the ninth day of its 10 day journey following allegations of chaos and brawling.
Relatives of men allegedly involved remained holed up at an expansive home in Melbourne’s south on Monday, with family even calling the police to try and deter media attention.
Curtains were drawn and one woman – who it is not suggested was on the boat – appeared upset as she left.
David Barkho’s 20-year-old son George was among the men on board the cruise ship at the weekend.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, he rubbished claims of ‘warring families’ and bloody violence allegedly triggered by his relatives.
‘It’s all lies. None of what is being said is true. It’s all in the hands of our legal team,’ he said.
‘Members of my family are receiving medical attention at the hospital now.’
Mr Barkho was not on the ship and Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting his son George was involved in the brawl.
Shocking vision of brawls erupting in a common area of the cruise ship showed several passengers locked in savage fist fights.
The scuffle allegedly broke out while the ship was 220km off Jervis Bay, Australia, around 12.45am on Saturday morning.
One witness, named only as Zac, claimed the brawl started after two men tangled feet, leading to a bitter exchange of words between two family groups.
The fight led to the cruise ship making its premature stop in Twofold Bay, Eden – situated close to the New South Wales-Victoria border.
The group were taken to Canberra Airport and several of the men were later spotted at Melbourne airport.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting all members of the family were involved in the brawl.
Passengers have been offered a 25 per cent refund but some have slammed the offer as ‘unacceptable’.
NSW Police are investigating.