A Sydney family with a disabled daughter has been evicted from an A-League soccer match.
WATCH the incident unfold below.
Rory Carroll, the father of a disabled child, has allegedly been evicted from an A league match, he says for trying to take his daughter to a disabled toilet in an area he was unable to access on his ticket.
The Sydney dad says he and his three daughters were escorted out of Netstrata Jubilee Stadium surrounded by police and security during the Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory A-League semi-final on Sunday.
A video of the incident shows the father visibly upset as he speaks to police officers, with fans heard booing in the background.
“Are you serious?” he says to police. “The disabled toilets, because my daughter needs it, are right there and they won’t let me take my daughter through. That’s what this is all about.
“You guys want to kick me out because he said so and I can’t take my disabled daughter five metres.”
A NSW Police spokesperson confirmed the incident and said the patron was removed for failing to co-operate with seating protocols.
“During an A-league game held at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah this evening, a male spectator was spoken to by security about seating protocols,” NSW police told 9News.
“Despite repeated requests by security, the man was unwilling to cooperate, police assistance was called, the man was spoken to by officers and after further refusal was escorted from the stadium with his family.”
Rory took to Twitter after the incident to say his daughter was left traumatised by the incident.
“If a young girl with special needs is not allowed to climb ten steps to the toilet she uses every other week, then what can I say. I was assaulted by security, threatened by a senior police officer screaming at me in front of my children as I sat on a terrace,” he claimed.
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