Football Australia suspends ticket sales, imposes stadium restrictions after Melbourne derby

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Football Australia has banned Melbourne Victory from selling tickets, and has imposed stadium restrictions, amid a strong set of sanctions imposed in the wake of the violent scenes that marred the weekend’s A-League derby match against Melbourne City.

As part of the governing body’s ongoing investigation into the events that unfolded during the match at AAMI Park on Saturday, Football Australia has today (Friday) confirmed that a number of sanctions are being imposed on the Victory for their continued participation in the men’s A-League competition whilst the Show Cause process continues.

Football Australia said it deemed the measures, which will run until January 15, necessary to give “immediate confidence” to fans and participants in this interim period. Football Australia is still receiving related information on the case, which drew headlines across the world, from Victoria Police, stadium operations, and security providers.

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