Backlash over closed door trophy debacle

Adelaide United have been presented the Premiers Plate in an empty Coopers Stadium much to the chagrin of fans accross the league.

The low-key ceremony took place in Adelaide with just Bruce Djite, Eugene Galekovic, head coach Guillermo Amor and head of the A-League Damien De Bohun in attendance among a smattering of media.

United had originally requested for the trophy to be presented in front of fans on Saturday at an open training session however Football Federation Australia reportedly said the time was "unsuitable".

An alternative to present the trophy before Friday's game was also ruled out by the club's football department to avoid distracting players before their crucial clash.

Fans took to the twittersphere to vent their frustration at the proceedings.

The A-League is one of only a handful of leagues that do not hand a replica of the trophy to the winners of the league on the final day of the season.

The backlash comes in the wake of growing calls for the A-League to implement simultaneous kickoffs in the final round.



give it to Myscat. He reckons he deserved to win.
Adrian Zahra wants his career back.

It's only Adelaide. Must be embarrassing for them. Should have dropped it in with a drone.

Maybe a fan could steal it and take it to Lebanon. Then a crack media team of Cornes and Rowey could attempt to kidnap it back. Great publicity.

A league is always amateurish.