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Western Sydney Wanderers fans are on notice after clashing with Melbourne Victory supporters last weekend
Western Sydney Wanderers fans are on notice after clashing with Melbourne Victory supporters last weekend
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"It's time for us to say that enough is enough."

A-League boss Damien De Bohun draws a line in the sand after the FFA charges the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory with bringing the game into disrepute.

"The troublemakers are hurting the club they claim to support. They need to understand that the consequences of their reckless conduct will be felt on the A-League competition table if trouble persists."
FFA boss David Gallop slams A-League fans who clashed in ugly scenes in Melbourne last Saturday.

"The majority of the fans are fantastic, they are out there to support the team and you have to look at the bigger picture."
Wanderers goalkeeper Ante Covic pleads for perspective as both clubs trade barbs in the media.

"Happy New Year everyone! Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! ... I said YES"
Caroline Wozniacki reveals on Twitter that she and golf superstar boyfriend Rory McIlroy are engaged.

"If the political position gets any worse, I sure as hell won't be risking my safety just for an Olympic Games."
Aussie snowboarder Torah Bright reveals she may skip out on the 2014 Sochi Winter Games after two suicide bombings in Volgograd, Russia.

"I've addressed the players earlier on today and I told them we've all got some blood on our hands."
Melbourne Heart chairman Peter Sidwell admits sacked coach John Aloisi alone is not responsible for the A-League club's winless start to the 2013/14 season.

"I think I got to win a few times in order to call it a rivalry."
Maria Sharapova, who has lost her past 13 matches in a row against world No.1 Serena Williams.

"Pumped about given the opportunity to play again for the roosters. Demi has been keeping me fairly fit. #icebath"
Former Sydney Roosters captain Brad Fittler reveals on Twitter he is poised to come out of retirement for the Auckland Nines.

"We all know he is a fighter and will not give up."
Michael Scumacher's family says thanks to fans praying for the Formula One legend's recovery after a skiing accident left him in an induced coma.

"I've got a little older, got a little bit wiser, lost a little bit of hair, gained a little bit of hair."
Is that Jacques Kallis reflecting on his cricket career or Shane Warne?

"We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows."
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe alleges that special teams coach Mike Priefer made this statement during a team meeting in the 2012 NFL season.

"I want to be clear that I do not tolerate discrimination of any type and am respectful of all individuals. I personally have gay family members who I love and support just as I do any family member."
Priefer issues a statement vehemently denying Kluwe's allegations.

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