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Western Sydney Wanderers issued show cause notice by Football Federation Australia


The Western Sydney Wanderers could be stripped of points or fined after being issued a show cause notice by Football Federation Australia.

The FFA has asked the Wanderers to respond to allegations of bringing the game into disrepute following the misconduct of some of their supporters during Saturday night’s A-League match at Etihad Stadium.

The Wanderers have until 5pm Wednesday to respond to the allegation.

The notice was sent after the FFA received detailed incident and match reports from Victoria Police, Etihad Stadium management and FFA’s security advisers.

FFA CEO David Gallop said he was extremely disappointed with what happened.

‘This behaviour has clearly alarmed many people inside and outside the game. It simply cannot be tolerated,’ he said in a statement.

‘It is especially disappointing that it has happened at a time when we are working collectively to implement security and banning processes to rid of our game of this type of behaviour for the benefit of football and the true football fans who are tainted by these actions.

‘That is an unfortunate but very real consequence of this behaviour and it underlines the damage that these troublemakers cause.

‘We have noted the statements made by the Western Sydney Wanderers in relation to the misconduct and the damage the behaviour is doing to the game.’