Ex-Tottenham man hit waste as Melbourne derby turns ugly as fans storm the pitch

An A-League game was canceled after 20 minutes due to violent scenes at the Melbourne Derby on Saturday.

Trouble began shortly after kick-off as fans threw flares onto the pitch, while Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover was attacked and hit in the face by Melbourne Victory fans with a metal smoking box.

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Video showed Glover throwing a flare back into the stands where Melbourne Victory fans were seated and within seconds entered the pitch to get him to the ground.

Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovich showed concern as the crowd took to the pitch

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Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovich showed concern as the crowd took to the pitch

It seemed that the fire thrown onto the pitch caused the start of the problem

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It seemed that the fire thrown onto the pitch caused the start of the problem

Players from both sides quickly made their way off the field as fans entered the field of play.

Referee Alex King also had an incident with Glover, who was briefly at Tottenham in 2017, receiving medical treatment in the dressing room.

In one video, Glover appears to make noises into the crowd where Victory supporters sat, leading to more hateful scenes.

The match was initially suspended before it was eventually called off abandoned As a result, they stormed the field, with City leading 1-0 before chaos ensued.

Football Australia, the game’s governing body, said the scenes at AAMI Park were “appalling” and warned of penalties.

“Such behavior has no place in Australian football, with a full investigation into Australian football starting immediately, where heavy penalties will be imposed.”


Glover throws his torch back into the crowd

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Glover throws his torch back into the crowd

Fans then pulled down the billboards before reaching the pitch

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Fans then pulled down the billboards before reaching the pitch

It is believed that fans invaded the pitch as part of a protest against the A-League’s decision to hold the next three World Cups in Sydney.

This decision was part of a $10 million deal with the New South Wales government that both the men’s and women’s finals are to be held there.

Previous seasons have seen teams get the privilege of hosting such an event, as the new decision seems to go against tradition.

Both sets of fans from City and Victory revealed before the match that they would both come off in the 20th minute.

Newcastle Jets fans staged the same protest the night before in their match against Brisbane Roar, and it’s clear that Australian football fans are unhappy with the decision made by the A-League.

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