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A-League: Melbourne City-Melbourne Victory game abandoned after spectator injures player


Melbourne City players are ushered from the field after crowd trouble during their game with Melbourne Victory
Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover suffered a cut to his face and probable concussion

Saturday’s A-League derby between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory has been abandoned after a player was injured by a spectator.

City goalkeeper Tom Glover was hit by a metal bucket after spectators invaded the pitch in the 22nd minute following a flare being thrown onto the field.

The 24-year-old suffered a cut to his face and “likely has a concussion”, his club said.external-link

The game was initially suspended then abandoned on player safety grounds.

Supporter protests had been planned at the match after the A-League announced a decision to sell its Grand Final rights to Sydney for the next three years.external-link

Fans of both Victory and City planned a walk-out on the 20-minute mark, but Victory fans confronted Glover after he appeared to throw a flare back towards the crowd, according to Melbourne newspaper The Age.external-link

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