Melbourne Victory fined $5k for anti-gay abuse directed at Josh Cavallo

Football Australia is fining Melbourne Victory $5,000 AUD for anti-gay abuse directed at Josh Cavallo by supporters during an A-League Men match earlier this month, as Victory’s investigation closes in on the individuals they believe were responsible. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/melbourne-victory-ausmelbourne_victory_fc/story/4578872/melbourne-victory-fined-$5k-for-anti-gay-abuse-directed-at-josh-cavallo

City confronting ALM fixture crunch as more players test positive

Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo has acknowledged fixture congestion looms as a significant issue for his side after four more City players contracted COVID-19 this week. Ten days on from revealing that all but five members of his squad had contracted the coronavirus – forcing the postponement of an FFA Cup and A-League Men fixture … More City confronting ALM fixture crunch as more players test positive

Football Australia to consider national bans for Cavallo abusers

Football Australia has not ruled out banning individuals found to have threatened or sent anti-gay slurs to Adelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo from organized football at a national level.  Cavallo, who became the only openly gay top-flight male professional player currently playing in world football when he came out last October, took to his Instagram … More Football Australia to consider national bans for Cavallo abusers

Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo subjected to anti-gay slurs

Josh Cavallo, the only openly gay top-flight male professional player currently playing in world football, has declared that “hate will never win” after he was the target of anti-gay slurs during Adelaide United’s 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory on Saturday. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/adelaide-united-ausadelaide_united_fc/story/4565501/adelaide-uniteds-josh-cavallo-subjected-to-anti-gay-slurs

Josh Cavallo: Coming out as gay has ‘taken me to a new level’

On Wednesday, Josh Cavallo was briefly the biggest player in world football. With a message posted across his and his Australian A-League Men club’s social media channels, the 21-year-old Adelaide United utility altered the landscape of football around the globe with one simple sentence: “I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay.” Full … More Josh Cavallo: Coming out as gay has ‘taken me to a new level’

Josh Cavallo proof that ‘recycling’ A-League players works, Australia’s issue with referees

The unheralded yet serious threat to the Australian game, a youngster finding a home at Adelaide United, contextualising Sam Kerr‘s achievements and much more. It’s all here in ESPN’s Australian Football Wrap! Full story published for ESPN Australia and New Zealand: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league/story/4387783/josh-cavallo-proof-that-recycling-a-league-players-worksaustralias-issue-with-referees