Club response to FFA charge

Melbourne Victory can confirm it has received notice of Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) intent to issue the Club with the charge of bringing the game into disrepute, as a result of incidents that took place away from the stadium on Saturday.

Melbourne Victory can confirm it has received notice of Football Federation Australia-s (FFA) intent to issue the Club with the charge of bringing the game into disrepute, as a result of incidents that took place away from the stadium on Saturday.

The Club, however, has requested and is still awaiting an operational plan from FFA on the revised match day arrangements for the return of the Western Sydney Wanderers on January 14.

As stated previously, Melbourne Victory in no way condones or tolerates the actions of a small minority that participate in anti-social behaviour in and around football matches, and has worked tirelessly with all stakeholders to identify and prosecute those responsible.

The Club remains committed to providing fans with a safe and welcoming environment, while continuing to assist Victoria Police with its investigations.

Melbourne Victory will now consider its position on the proposed sanction and respond to FFA accordingly, but won-t make further comment until such time.