South Melbourne FC confirms that our Senior Men’s team has been deducted three Championship Points and fined $500 after being charged with an MP5A Offence (Failing to Control Club Associates) by Football Federation Victoria.
Despite the match being an away game, the tribunal found that the club was liable for the conduct of its supporters, who were found to have misbehaved by verbally abusing the Assistant Referee in our recent match against Bentleigh Greens.
The Club also had one of its members suspended for a six-month term.
SMFC has five business days to appeal the decision and is carefully assessing its options.
We will make no further public comment.