February 3, 2023

Melbourne Victory fans will not be able to buy tickets to the club’s A-League Boxing Day clash in just two days as the club awaits punishment for the violent events that resulted in the derby with Melbourne City being abandoned last Saturday.

The Victory is scheduled for Western United on December 26, but there is a real chance of playing behind closed doors as Football Australia are likely to impose penalties today.

Interested person please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website www.crimestoppersvic.com.au if you have any information

Interested person please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website www.crimestoppersvic.com.au if you have any information

Interested person please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website www.crimestoppersvic.com.au if you have any information

Interested person please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website www.crimestoppersvic.com.au if you have any information

Ticketek has removed the option to purchase tickets for the next visible match on the website, the January 3 match with Wellington Phoenix.

Meanwhile, Victoria Police are calling for help from the public after releasing footage of more alleged derby violence hooligans.

A further 11 people have been charged over a violent pitch invasion during the A-League men’s football derby in Melbourne.

Melbourne Victory's Leigh Broxham is escorted off the pitch after fans stormed the ground in protest during the eighth A-League Men's match between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park

Melbourne Victory’s Leigh Broxham is escorted off the pitch after fans stormed the ground in protest during the eighth A-League Men’s match between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park

Around 150 spectators stormed into the AAMI Park clash between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City last Saturday, in which goalkeeper Tom Glover, referee Alex King, a TV cameraman and two security guards were injured.

Thirteen people were charged earlier this week with charges including violent disorder and unlawful assault.

Police confirmed on Friday that a further 11 men, aged between 18 and 38, had been arrested and charged with the field invasion.

They were released on bail to appear before Melbourne Magistrates Court in February and March.

A 28-year-old man from Albert Park is also being questioned by the police.

Two 15-year-old boys and a 23-year-old Moonee Ponds man were issued warnings and an infringement notice for their involvement in the incident.

Along with the five injured, police say approximately $150,000 worth of damage was done to AAMI Park during the field invasion.

Interested person please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website www.crimestoppersvic.com.au if you have any information

Interested person please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website www.crimestoppersvic.com.au if you have any information

About 80 flares or fireworks were set off and poles and bottles were thrown at police on the field as they reacted to the chaos.

Football Australia has suspended ten of the alleged pitch invaders.

Victoria Police have issued a statement warning that they will not tolerate any repeat of the incident during the Melbourne derby.

“Police were shocked by last weekend’s field invasion and have filed a number of charges against those involved in the incident for violent disorder, criminal damage and assault,” the statement said.

Fans protest the decision to move the A-League grand final to Sydney during the Melbourne derby last weekend

Fans protest the decision to move the A-League grand final to Sydney during the Melbourne derby last weekend

“This should send a very clear signal that the police will not tolerate this kind of behavior at sporting events.

“We will continue to closely monitor individuals’ behavior and will not hesitate to act swiftly against anti-social or criminal behaviour.

Anyone with information on those in the images should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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