Football Australia Chief James Johnson praised Josh Cavallo for his courage and issued a cause notice to Melbourne Victory. Adelaide United defender said he was the target of homosexual abuse during the A League Men’s match...
The FA is working with the Australian Pro League and Victory to identify fans involved in the incident during a match at AAMI Park last Saturday. This could lead to a ban on matches across Australia.
22-year-old Cavallo became the world’s first active top-flight male professional soccer player come out As a gay in October. Victory must respond to FA notifications until 5 pm on Tuesday.
“I would like to reiterate that this practice is not welcome in football,” Johnson said. “Everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability, cultural or religious background, should be able to enjoy participating in our sport.
“I would like to applaud Josh for the courage to call for this action, and welcome the strong response from Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United, the Australian Professional League and the broader football community. Is committed to providing a comprehensive environment for everyone involved, both inside and outside the field. “
Both clubs blamed Saturday match event, It ended in a one-on-one draw. Cavallo played for 36 minutes as a substitute, but was dismissed when he was injured on suspicion of a concussion.
South Australian police are also investigating the case.
A spokesperson for the SA Police said: “As for the abuse during the match, the SA police have no jurisdiction over the case because the match took place in Melbourne. However, Western District Detectives investigated the alleged abuse and intimidation that the player received. We have started and are working with the clubs and players involved. “
FA support for Josh Cavallo after calling for homosexual abuse during the game
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