A riot broke out in the A-League match and the goalkeeper was attacked and hanged on the spot
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A riot broke out in the A-League match and the goalkeeper was attacked and hanged on the spot

A chilling riot broke out in the Australian professional league as Saturday’s World Cup final in Qatar was underway. At that time, a large number of fans rushed to the field and attacked the goalkeeper, referees and staff, resulting in continuous riots and the game was called to an emergency stop.

Some 80 fireworks and flares were set off by fans during the game, and Melbourne City goalkeeper Tang Gaohua, 24, was thrown onto the field nine minutes after Melbourne City led Melbourne Victory 1-0 in the 11th minute. When the flares were thrown back into the stands, the fans behind began to pour in and cause riots , and Gao Hua’s head was hit by a fan with a bucket filled with sand, which made him dizzy on the spot and his face was scratched and blood flowed out continuously. Pretty scary.

A riot broke out in the A-League match and the goalkeeper was attacked and hanged on the spot

Referee Alex King was also hit by a bucket and suffered head injuries and bleeding. A cameraman was injured by a flare, and another coach and two security guards were also injured in this incident. At that time, the fans directly occupied the entire stadium, and some even hung upside down on the goal crossbar to act arrogantly.

After a long police evacuation and the delay of the game, and based on the safety of the players, the game was also suspended. This is the worst riot in the history of the Australian professional league.

According to the police, when the police officers tried to drive away the fans, they were thrown objects such as bottles and poles by the opponent. At that time, about 150 to 200 Melbourne Victory fans poured into the stadium, and the riot also caused damage worth US$100,000.

It is understood that the injured goalkeeper Gao Hua later needed stitches to heal because of severe scratches on his face, and suspected signs of concussion. After examination, he is expected to return to the club for training next Monday.

A riot broke out in the A-League match and the goalkeeper was attacked and hanged on the spot

2 fans were sentenced to a lifetime ban from watching the game, the police severely arrested the fans involved

According to the official announcement of the Australian Football Association, two Melbourne Victory fans involved in the case have been issued a lifetime ban. They are a 23-year-old fan and a 19-year-old fan. One of them is said to be a man who hit the goalkeeper with a bucket. In this incident, three fans were formally prosecuted by the police for illegal crimes such as violent disturbance and assault.

The Victoria State Police also issued a statement today stating that the 13 fans mainly involved in the case were summoned for questioning. They are currently conducting a thorough investigation and confirming the identities of the other 18 fans. It is expected that more severe charges will be taken against the fans involved.

A riot broke out in the A-League match and the goalkeeper was attacked and hanged on the spot

The trigger for the violence

It is reported that this violent incident has become an outlet for the escalation of fan demonstrations, and the reason is that the fans rejected the decision of the Australian Professional Football League to sell the right to host the league’s men’s and women’s football finals to Sydney for the next three years.

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