FFA demand retraction over 'Phantom Commissioner' claims

Football Federation Australia has requested The Daily Telegrah retract a story on an A-League 'phantom commissioner', denying any existence of such role.

In a tweet by the governing body, Football Federation Australia were clear that the role did not exist.

"‘Phantom commissioner’ story by @dailytelegraph is total fabrication," the FFA tweeted. 

"FFA seeking retraction. ‘Journo’ involved has form & vivid imagination."

The article alleged that a role existed where an anonymous official could halt a match in progress if a flare or anti-social behaviour occured and that they would attend every A-League finals match.

It was also alleged that police had feared an all-out riot at the recent Sydney derby.