Melbourne Victory scored with RECORD penalty for pitch invasion disgrace that left goalkeeper badly injured
BREAKING NEWS: Melbourne Victory scored with record penalty for pitch invasion disgrace that left goalkeeper badly injured – as their fans are banned from away games
- The A-League club raked in a total of $550,000 – including $450,000 in fines
- For the rest of the season, their fans will no longer be given places in away games
- Football Australia took action after invading the pitch on December 17th
A-League powerhouse Melbourne Victory have been handed a record-breaking penalty and a string of other harsh measures by Football Australia after their supporters shocked the sport by invading the pitch during a game last month.
On Tuesday, the board announced that the club would be fined a total of $550.00 — $450,000 of which was from fines and the remainder from lost revenue.
Additionally, their fans will not be seated at away games for the remainder of the 2022-23 regular season and Finals series.
Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover had to be escorted off the field after being attacked with a metal bucket during the shameful scenes on December 17
Victory fans (seen during the pitch invasion) have now been banned from attending away games for the remainder of the 2022-23 A-League season
The team must also prevent its fans from sitting behind the gates at the north end of their AAMI Park home stadium for the remainder of the current season.
Victory will have a suspended 10-point deduction hanging over their heads for the next three seasons, which can be triggered at any time if their followers misbehave.
The rest of the eighth round game against Melbourne City, which had to be abandoned after 22 minutes because of the shocking scenes, has to be made up for in April this year.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11617463/Melbourne-Victory-hit-RECORD-penalty-pitch-invasion-disgrace-saw-goalie-seriously-hurt.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Melbourne Victory scored with RECORD penalty for pitch invasion disgrace that left goalkeeper badly injured