The A League are going so well they can't even manage to leave Victoria successfully.
I wonder how much inside info the AFL gets as to these things. I assume that the relevant state governments told them border closures were imminent. They certainly made sure that clubs were ready to go asap once the new fixture was decided, e.g. Melbourne going straight from the G to the airport on Sunday.The FFA will seek exemptions to the NSW border closureafter players from Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City and Western United were left trapped on the tarmac at Tullamarine Airport late on Monday night.
The three Victorian clubs scrambled to meet at AAMI Park at short notice on Monday night and the players gathered and were told to get on a number of buses to take them to the airport.
The plane was due to take the teams to Canberra, where they could then travel on to Sydney. But despite everyone making it onto the plane, low visibility in Canberra meant the flight could not depart and everyone had to get off and go home.
One insider described the chaotic events as they unfolded, leaving players, coaches and support staff frustrated and bewildered.