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‘No timeline’ as A-League club responds to penalties

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Football Australia has revealed there’s “no timeline” on deciding how Melbourne Victory will be punished in the wake of the A-League riot.

The governing body confirmed on Wednesday morning that Victory had submitted a reply to the show-cause notice issued to the club, but the football world remains in the dark about the severity of the consequences set to be imposed.

“Football Australia understands the importance of swift action; however, it will take whatever time is necessary to work through this submission before determining what sanctions will be imposed upon the club. No timeframe has been put on this process,” a FA statement read.

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“Football Australia is also assessing what measures may need to be implemented, and will be working with the Australian Professional Leagues, Melbourne Victory FC, Western United FC and the operators of AAMI Park as to how they plan to ensure the safety of all fans, players, officials and staff at the scheduled A-League Men’s Boxing Day match.”

FA chief executive James Johnson had spilled on the potential punishments earlier on Wednesday.

“There are financial penalties that can be implemented and that can be a range of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Johnson said on Nine’s .

“When it comes to sporting sanctions we can look at potential point deductions.

“We’ve still got to address what the outcome of the match against Melbourne City will be. Is it replayed or is it awarded to Melbourne City?

“And we can look at imposing some kind of sanctions against people entering the stadiums.

“The objective isn’t to destroy the club; the objective is deter this action and ensure the community feels safe to enter these stadiums.”

Johnson was coy when pressed on

Football Australia has revealed there's "no timeline" on deciding how Melbourne Victory will be punished in the wake of the A-League riot. "Football Australia understands the importance of swift action; however, it will take whatever time is necessary to work through this submission before determining what sanctions will be imposed upon the club. "The objective isn't to destroy the club; the objective is deter this action and ensure the community feels safe to enter these stadiums."

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