- Two Melbourne Victory fans who took to the pitch at AAMI Park on Saturday have been banned for life from Football Australia.
- FA CEO James Johnson said he was working to ensure that the scene witnessed at AAMI Park “is never repeated”.
- Victoria Police have so far charged three men in the incident.
A TV cameraman was injured in a direct flare hit, and two security guards were also wounded.
He was convicted by the FA of “entering the playing field without authorization and engaging in any conduct that may or may have caused or endangered others.”
The pair are banned from participating in any Football Australia sanctioned football match, including A-League, Australian Cup, NPL, Football and Matildas matches. Also, it is no longer possible to register as a football participant.
The proximity of Victory’s next match against Western United at AAMI Park on Boxing Day could mean the FA imposes interim sanctions in the short term.
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