Glory duo arrested over alleged nightclub incident

Perth Glory star recruit, Andy Keogh, and defender Josh Risdon were arrested on Sunday night following an alleged incident outside an Adelaide nightclub.

Irish striker Keogh, 28, was charged with disorderly conduct while Risdon, 22, was charged with failing to leave the area at the direction of police.

The arrests followed Glory’s 1-1 draw with Adelaide United which sees the Perth outfit sitting on top of the A-League ladder.

The club has launched an investigation into the incident while the two players were released from custody and flew back to Perth on Monday.

It is the latest drama to hit the club which is already being audited by FFA over alleged salary cap breaches.

Club Chief Jason Brewer said the players will be served with the appropriate disciplinary action once Glory's investigation is completed.

“We do not condone any kind of behaviour which breaches the club’s protocol and the national Code of Conduct,” Brewer said.

“The players have apologised to the playing group and in due course will be making an apology to our fan base for their indiscretion.

“The players admit the situation has embarrassed them, their teammates and our fans and they are accepting full responsibility for their poor behaviour.

“We will continue to educate and support our players to ensure their judgments reflect the ethos and values of Perth Glory FC."

Meanwhile Football Federation Australia released a statement following the arrests.

The FFA stated it is “aware of an incident last night that saw two players from Perth Glory FC arrested and charged by South Australian Police.

“FFA has been informed of the situation by Perth Glory, who will run an investigation into the incident, under the terms of the FFA National Code of Conduct.

“FFA will await the outcome of the Perth Glory investigation before deciding whether further action is required.”

The incident overshadows good news for the city's football community, with the Socceroos returning to Perth for the first time in 10 years to play a World Cup qualifier.