Wild scenes as Tigers fans celebrate in Richmond into the early hours

Police used capsicum spray on rowdy Richmond fans on Saturday night after the Tiger Army celebrated into the early hours following their historic premiership win – with footage on social media showing fans jumping on cars, burning Crows' scarves and climbing buildings.

The Tigers ended a 37-year premiership drought on Saturday afternoon with a thumping win over Adelaide at the MCG and police were – initially – full of praise for crowd behaviour on Saturday night.

Shortly before 9.30pm they said of the more than 100,000 people in the stadium, police evicted 20, arrested six people for offences including drug possession, drunk and disorderly and deception and four people for assault.

But as the evening wore on, some long-suffering fans began to run amok.

Swan Street was closed by a mob of ecstatic Richmond fans throwing one of the all-time premiership parties.

Fan Ryan Moore filmed another member of the Tiger Army on Swan Street climb onto a bin, take off his shoe and receive a beer from the crowd.

To chants of "shoe it, shoe it" the young fan poured the drink into his shoe and drank it.

Student Jeremy Budman caught the moment one woman in a Richmond guernsey – held above the mob on Swan Street – set fire to a Crows scarf to chants of "f**k you Adelaide".

Police used capsicum spray after midnight and after fans jumped onto the roof of a car – with the driver still inside, according to News Corp.

Footage from around midnight showed Swan Street still a sea of yellow and black, with fans singing rousing renditions of their team song – as well as some less family friendly chants.

The Tiger Army also demonstrated their devotion to a club champion.

"Oh Dusty Martin you are the love of my life," they sang. 

A video posted at about 1am on Sunday morning showed police breaking up the party on Swan Street, but it wasn't the end of the night for many. 

Police were contacted for comment on Sunday morning.