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Melbourne Victory to crack down on unruly fans with new rules

Melbourne Victory is cracking down on its unruly and violent fans, with tough new rules in place for spectators.

Football hooligans have cost the club $50,000 in fines and a three-point suspended sentence after clashing with police and throwing bottles at players.

On top of the never-ending issue with lit flares, there have also been violent confrontations with rival supporters.

In response, the leading A-League club has introduced tough new measures for its ‘Northern Terrace’ supporters.

Assigned seating is to be introduced in the members only section.

The Herald Sun reports those in the standing room section won’t be allowed to cluster and will instead have to stand in their allocated space, while they will also have to carry photo IDs and club membership cards.