Football Federation Australia took to social media on Monday following a TEN Eyewitness News story in which disguised football “hooligans” threatened further disruptive action at games this weekend.
On Twitter FFA told its followers, “FFA has written to @channeltennews to express its disappointment about the inaccuracy in the story leading tonight’s news. The story does not only misrepresent the majority of fans, but @channeltennews made no attempt to contact us, provide fairness & accuracy.”
A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight it offered a right of reply to FFA yesterday, but was declined.
Sandra Sully told Sydney viewers, “We’ve had the strangest response to the story we brought you last night about soccer hooligans -from the people who run the game.
“Football Federation Australia was quick to publicly criticise us for failing to get ‘their’ response to the hooligans claims.
“So today we offered them the chance to respond – which they curiously declined.”