The 2022 Australia Cup between Sydney United 58 and Macarthur FC has been condemned by those watching for horrific behaviour.
16,461 fans gathered at the CommBank Stadium to watch Macarthur claim the 2-0 win, but it was scenes from the crowd that left the spectators confused.
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While Erin Wilkins was at the microphone doing the Welcome to Country, the raucous fans in the audience kept singing and making noise the whole time.
Sadly, soon after, a chorus of booing was heard over Wilkins as she made her way through the welcome to the country.
Unfortunately, things got even uglier once the match started, as the cameras panned around the stadium to show the packed crowd.
However, NSW National Premier Leagues (NPL) outfit Sydney United 58 fans in the stands came under fire from those watching.
As fans continued to watch the broadcast, they were quick to point out what appeared to be fans making the Nazi salute.
Images of several fans raising their right arms in an upward motion quickly started circulating on social media with much distaste for what they saw.
“Sydney United to the final was meant to be a good thing. First NPL club ever to do it. Instead, it exposed neo-Nazis in their own supporter group. I hope the whole club is thoroughly investigated. These people should not be welcome in football in this country,” tweeted host Jake Buckley.
As if the gun salutes weren’t bad enough, the crowd’s chants also came under fire from the spectators with fans calling the whole spectacle “a disgrace”.
“This is the worst outcome for Aus Football. What should be something of celebration, historic team, semi-pro, make it to the final. But instead we have Nazi symbolism and greetings, booing of the welcome to the country. What a disgrace to the game and this country,” wrote football host Michael Turner.