Football Australia boss James Johnson has vowed that Melbourne Victory fans responsible for one of the most shameful nights in the history of Australian football will be severely dealt with.
Saturday night’s Melbourne derby at AAMI Park was abandoned for safety reasons after Melbourne City goalkeeper Thomas Glover and referee Alex King were both assaulted by Victory fans who invaded the pitch after 20 minutes.
What was originally planned to be a walkout by active supporter groups from both the Victory and City in protest to the decision to sell the A-League grand final to Sydney turned nasty and dangerous when Victory fans let off flares behind the City goal and threw them onto the field.
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