April Fools | FFA follow through with points deduction sentence

-

Did you get fooled by our annual April Fools Day article? Read this article for a little fun at the expense of those gullible enough to fall for this one.

Three points have now been deducted from both Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory following more unruly behaviour from their fans.

After last weekend’s clash between the two sides at AAMI Park an altercation between opposition clubs’ fan groups has forced the hand of peak governing body, Football Federation Australia (FFA).

Earlier in the year both Victory and Wanderers were handed suspended sentences, with three competition points to be docked should another serious offence be made.

The loss of points couldn’t come at a worse time for either team. Melbourne Victory are desperate to maintain their Finals Series position, and this paves the way for Sydney FC to overtake them on the Hyundai A-League ladder as early as this weekend.

Western Sydney Wanderers at the other end of the table can kiss goodbye their Premiership hopes, the deduction ending the possibility of a first place finish.

The offending fans were dished out life bans from FFA late last night, but that will come as little solace for those Wanderers supporters eager to see their club win more silverware.

“The events of last Saturday night and the coordinated misconduct of a section of Western Sydney Wanderers fans cannot be tolerated by anyone in Australian football,” FFA CEO David Gallop said at the time of the first offence.

“The misconduct was not only dangerous and threatening but the coordinated and calculated way the fans behaved was a serious blight on the reputation of football and everyone involved in our game including clubs, members, fans, players and officials.

online pharmacy https://arena.localinfo.jp/posts/43087238 no prescription pharmacy

Enjoy this content? Support The Football Sack

Due in part to COVID and lack of current sponsorship we are at risk of not having the funds to continue running The Football Sack. If you enjoy our content and support our work in training talented young writers, please support us with a donation. If every reader contributed just $3, our funding would be covered for over ten years.

DONATE

Learn with us

Latest Articles

Love your football?
Subscribe to our weekly football wrap. During the season we'll send you all the week's football action straight to your inbox.
* indicates required