Western Sydney University condemns Wanderers' RBB supporters’ actions

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Long-term partner of the Western Sydney Wanderers, Western Sydney University, have today condemned the actions of the club's RBB supporters at the recent Sydney Derby game.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover, says the unacceptable actions of these supporters is damaging the reputation of the club and its sponsors and partners.

"Western Sydney University embraces diversity and promotes a culture of inclusiveness. In doing so, we seek to develop relationships within Western Sydney and across the globe with partners who share these values," says Professor Glover.

"If the Wanderers share these values, they must act swiftly and firmly to deal with the perpetrators and ensure that their supporters reflect the values of the club. Equally, we expect Football Federation Australia (FFA) to ensure its ongoing commitment to respect and inclusiveness across the code nationally.

"Western Sydney University will continue to support the Wanderers' W-League team as a demonstration of our commitment to the growth of women's sport. Until we feel the club can demonstrate they have appropriately dealt with this issue, the University will require its signage from the remaining A-League games this season to be removed."

The University will continue to consider its partnership with the Wanderers within the current term of the sponsorship agreement and beyond.


22 February 2017

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