STATEMENT | The Red Army regret to inform all #AUFC fans that there will not be a TIFO display prior to our Round 2 Grand Final re-match against Western Sydney Wanderers FC next weekend. The Red Army were informed last week that Football Federation Australia and Coopers Stadium management will not allow ‘pullovers’ at matches classified as ‘high risk’. We are hugely disappointed at this as we were very much looking forward to unveiling a display befitting and also celebrating the club’s great achievement of becoming Hyundai A-League champions. We have been advised that for any display to be approved it must be held up with poles, similar to what the RBB and Cove have done is years previous. A good idea, in theory, but impractical and virtually impossible at Hindmarsh due to the nets that are present behind the goal.
As a group we would like to stress that this is by no means a reflection on Adelaide United who have attempted to assist us. Unfortunately the decision rests not in their hands, but in the hands of Football Federation Australia and Coopers Stadium Management. Unfortunately under the current restrictions, TIFOs will perhaps be best saved for games at Adelaide Oval and when following the Reds interstate.
We do ask #AUFC fans to bring as many flags and colour as possible to help create the best possible atmosphere Friday night! Come on you Reds!