Oli Sail calls on A-League to provide more security after Melbourne pitch invasion

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All Whites and Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper Oli Sail wants the A-League to provide more security at matches after last weekend’s pitch invasion that left another ‘keeper with 10 stitches after being struck by a bucket of sand.

Melbourne City goalkeeper Thomas Glover was attacked when Melbourne Victory fans invaded AAMI Park, leading to the abandonment of the game.

Sail told Newshub: “They should be taking the measures necessary.

“But I can’t see something like that happening again.”

Nine arrests have been made following the pitch invasion, and two men have been issued with lifetime bans from all forms of football.

Tensions were high at many A-League games with many protesting the APL’s decision to award men’s and women’s grand finals to Sydney for the next three years.

Sail told Newshub he thought the pitch invaders had weakened the argument against the decision.

“The bargaining power to argue the APL’s (Australian Professional Leagues) decision over the grand final, it doesn’t give them much of a standing point at the moment,” said Sail.

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