Call for ‘swift and heavy’ penalties
October 6, 2022
Representatives from the Jewish community say they hope action will be taken against more people filmed doing a fascist salute at the Australia Cup on Saturday night.
Several fans of Sydney United 58 were accused of performing Nazi salutes and booing the Welcome to Country during the match against Macarthur FC.
Football Australia has issued one lifetime ban and says it will continue to liaise with police to identify other individuals who may have been involved.
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief Darren Bark said the wider community had condemned the fans’ actions and he hoped others involved were identified quickly.
“Images on social media clearly show many more fans taking part in these abhorrent acts, including the booing of the Welcome to Country,” he told the ABC.
“So we look forward to further swift and heavy penalties to be enforced by Football Australia as these fans are identified.”