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It's up to them on fan walkout: Khalfallah

  • It's up to them on fan walkout: Khalfallah

Melbourne Victory midfielder Fahid Ben Khalfallah hopes a planned supporter group walkout at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night doesn't go ahead but he accepts the fans right to demonstrate their anger.

Victory and Western Sydney supporter groups are planning the protest action during their respective clubs' A-League fixtures at the weekend after a News Corp Australia report containing a list of 198 fans banned from attending matches by the FFA was published last Sunday.

The groups have called on the FFA to launch an investigation into how the list was made public and to implement an independent appeals process for banned supporters, with the walkout at a pre-determined point during each match designed to bring attention to their grievances.

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"I hope not," Ben Khalfallah said when asked about the prospect of fans walking out during the game.

"I hope they will support us like they do (but) it's up to them.

"We just have to play football. I think we have the best fans in the league ... honestly it's up to them."

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