Federal Member for Shortland, Pat Conroy, has launched a stinging attack on FFA in parliament over the VAR error in the A-League Grand Final.
Conroy, a Labor Member of Parliament, called the VAR mistake - which failed to rule out James Donachie's offside in the lead up to Melbourne Victory's winner - a "national embarassment" and continued that "heads must roll at FFA."
"The spectacle of the game was ruined by Football Federation Australia," Conroy told the Australian Parliament.
"After this we had weasel words from FFA, they released a statement saying they were wrong and that they robbed the Newcastle Jets.
"This clear incompetence ruined the game. People must be sacked. An asterisk must be put against the name of Melbourne Victory as an illegitimate winner."
VAR has been trialled in the national competition by FFA this season, alongside many of Europe's top leagues, in the lead up to its inclusion in the 2018 World Cup.
It's unclear whether Conroy - who represents a suburb of Newcastle - believes figures at FFA should be sacked because they chose to trial the VAR system, or because they should be held responsible for the VAR errors.
FFA released a statement following the incident, in which A-League boss Greg O'Rourke said the mistake was due to a technical error. There was no mention of Newcastle being robbed.
“We are extremely disappointed at this failure of the VAR technology,” O’Rourke said, “And we understand the disappointment and frustration of the Newcastle Jets, their fans and indeed all football fans.
“VAR was introduced here and in other parts of the world as a technology based solution to correct the human errors that inevitably are made from time to time when officials are making judgements in split seconds.
“On this occasion the technology itself failed and the broadcast angles required were unavailable. We are working with Hawkeye to thoroughly understand why it did and what can be done to prevent this happening again.
“Whilst we understand that this happened only once this season it was at a most critical time. All parties desire the technology to be failure proof and that is what we will be striving for.
“This is important not just for the Hyundai A-League but for other leagues around the world and for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at which VAR will be used for the first time."