A controversial video has emerged from Sydney FC's 6-1 win over Melbourne Victory, appearing to show a Sydney fan getting evicted by the police.
The fan, who has been identified as notable Sydney supporter and commentator Rory Carrol, was allegedly evicted by police and stadium security for attempting to take his daughter, who suffers from a physical disability, to the nearest stadium toilet.
10 Uniformed Police and 4 security guards evict a father who wanted to take his disabled daughter to the closest toilet. @ALeague @9NewsSyd @SydneyFC #SYDvMVC #BigBlue #ALeague pic.twitter.com/MdXZSCv2Rq— Tom Miles (@TomMile43729676) May 12, 2019
The eviction may have been triggered by taking a photo of police and security inside the ground.
Taking this photo set an eviction into process. This is the problem with our stadiums. The people in that photo don’t want fans to attend. https://t.co/E4b4jX16ES— Rory Carroll (@CarrollRory) May 12, 2019
It is unclear at this stage whether Caroll may have violated stadium protocol, or whether his eviction was forced, however there have been many publicised accounts of overbearing security and police at A-League matches, stretching over several seasons.
A statement from stadium security or NSW police hasn't been issued yet.