sport news Football Australia issues bans to another SEVEN Melbourne Victory thugs trends now
Football Australia has today issued a further seven bans to spectators as part of the organisation's ongoing investigation into the unacceptable events that unfolded during the A-League Men's match between Melbourne City FC and Melbourne Victory FC at AAMI Park on Saturday, 17 December.
Today's announcement brings the number of bans issued by Football Australia following the Melbourne Derby to 17, with Football Australia continuing to work with Victoria Police on other persons of interest.
This latest round of bans involves people ranging from 19 to 28 years of age, with one life ban and the remaining sanctions spanning 10 to 20 years.
These bans are effective immediately and will exclude these individuals from all football activity including both registering as a football participant and attending Football Australia-sanctioned matches and events encompassing all A-Leagues, Australia Cup, National Premier League, and National Team matches.
The seven people have been sanctioned by Football Australia on a variety of violations – where each case differs – including entering the field of play without authorisation; engaging in conduct that did or was likely to cause harm or endanger others; engaging in conduct that did or was likely to cause unlawful damage to the venue or the various forms of infrastructure within the venue; and throwing a projectile and/or missile in a dangerous manner.
Victoria Police confirmed that these seven people are also subject to a range of criminal charges.
28-year-old Albert Park man charged with riotous behaviour, public nuisance, entering sporting competition space (disrupt match, game, sport, or event), entering sporting competition space, commit indictable offence whilst on bail.
Football Australia sanction: Life Ban
19-year-old Preston man charged with violent disorder, unlawful assault, riotous behaviour, discharge a missile to cause injure/danger, public nuisance, entering sporting competition space (disrupt match, game, sport, or event), entering sporting competition space
Football Australia sanction: 20 years
25-year-old Reservoir man charged with violent disorder, riotous behaviour, public nuisance, enter sporting competition space (disrupt match, game, sport, or event), entering sporting competition space, unlawful assault x 2.
Football Australia sanction: 15 years
21-year-old Sunbury man charged with violent disorder, riotous behaviour,