Boy injured in Sydney football brawl

Boy injured in Sydney football brawl

Published Aug. 15, 2012 3:19 a.m. ET

New A-League rivals Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers will review security measures after a brawl between opposing supporters left a six-year-old boy injured.

The boy was hit in the head by a rock and a man was knocked unconscious at a preseason match between Sydney and minor league side Macarthur Rams on Tuesday.

Witnesses say a group of supporters from A-league newcomer Western Sydney confronted Sydney fans after a flare thrown by a Wanderers fan was hurled back.

Wanderers chief executive Lyall Gorman on Wednesday said Football Federation Australia will now consider whether increasing security when the two teams meet for the first time on Oct. 20.


He said ''this is a game that will attract attention, and we'll make sure the appropriate mechanisms are in place.''