Melbourne Victory have cancelled the membership of one of the club’s supporters following an unsavoury social media post directed at Western Sydney Wanderers player Tarek Elrich after Saturday night’s Hyundai A-League clash between the two clubs.
In a statement released by the club on Sunday afternoon, Victory revealed they identified the person involved was a club member and acted swiftly.
“In collaboration with Western Sydney Wanderers management and Football Federation Australia, Melbourne Victory conducted an investigation, which determined the person involved was a Melbourne Victory member,” the statement read.
“Melbourne Victory as a club is proud to promote inclusivity, and we strongly condemn the action of the person involved.
“Following communication and consultation with this person, the club has today resolved to cancel their membership with immediate effect.
“We intend to offer the person involved support and further education.”
Victory prevailed 2-1 over the Wanderers at ANZ Stadium, thanks to two goals from Swedish striker Ola Toivonen.