Newcastle Jets fans stage mass WALKOUT in protest against A-League’s NSW deal

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BREAKING NEWS: Newcastle Jets fans stage mass WALKOUT of Brisbane Roar clash as supporters voice their opposition to A-League’s $10MILLION deal with NSW

  • Newcastle Jets fans have staged a mass walkout at their game vs Brisbane 
  • Supporters across Australia are furious with the A-League’s $10m NSW deal 
  • The next three grand finals will be staged in Sydney, angering supporters
  • A banner reading: ‘FANS > $$’ was held as a large number of fans left 

Newcastle Jets fans made their disapproval of the A-League’s $10million deal with the NSW government clear in no uncertain terms on Friday as they walked out of their side’s game against Brisbane.

Fans across Australia are furious with the Australian Professional Leagues body after they agreed an eight-figure deal to stage the A-League men’s and women’s grand finals in Sydney for the next three years.

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Supporter groups have stated that they will observe various walkouts over the coming weeks and Jets fans were the first to take action during their clash with the Roar.

Supporters of the Newcastle Jets staged a mass walkout during their side’s game on Friday

Fans are furious with the A-League's decision to sell grand final hosting rights to NSW

Fans are furious with the A-League’s decision to sell grand final hosting rights to NSW

On the 20th minute, a mass exodus was shown on Channel 10 as fans headed for the exits while one banner read: ‘FANS > $$’.

The backlash to Monday’s shock announcement has been severe, with supporters, clubs and players voicing their opposition to the new deal. It has since been revealed that a failure to meet a clause in the league’s broadcast contract with Paramount+ left a $10m blackhole, leading to the NSW deal. 

Fans from Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory are also planning to walk out of this weekend’s derby at AAMI Park in protest. 

Sydney FC’s main supporter group, The Cove, have announced they won’t attend this Saturday’s match versus the Central Coast Mariners, while their fans based at Gosford on the NSW central coast will boycott finals series games for the next three seasons.

On the 20th minute of the Jets' game against Brisbane, fans made their way for the exits

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On the 20th minute of the Jets’ game against Brisbane, fans made their way for the exits

Brisbane fans have also pledged to stage a protest on December 23 when they host the Wanderers at Kayo Stadium in Redcliffe – and Melbourne Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro this week stepped down as a director of the APL following the Sydney grand final announcement.

Adelaide United skipper Craig Goodwin appeared in a video promoting the three-year deal with Destination NSW in the aftermath of the decision – but didn’t support the outcome.

‘When they were doing the filming, there were two questions that I was asked and one of them I refused to answer,’ the Socceroos star in Qatar told Channel 10.

A-League chief Danny Townsend has come under fire for the $10million, three-year deal

A-League chief Danny Townsend has come under fire for the $10million, three-year deal

‘The other question was about what grand finals can do for Australian players.

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‘The question (I refused to answer) was, ‘why do you support this initiative by the APL and the DNSW?’ and I didn’t want to answer that question because I didn’t support it.

‘I believe that it’s not in the best interest of the fans.’

For many football fans across the nation, their gripe with the APL was the lack of consultation.

Since the A-League started in 2005, clubs have needed to earn the right to host the grand final based on how they performed in the finals series.

Essentially emulating the NRL (Sydney) and AFL (Melbourne) grand final models has taken away one of the competition’s most attractive selling points.

The proof has seen many capital cities host the A-League grand final, including Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.

Newcastle, north of Sydney, was the venue for the decider in 2018, with an attendance of almost 30,000 fans, which was close to capacity.  


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