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A-League violence: ‘is this like terrorism in Paris?’

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Radio host Alan Jones has linked the handling of banned A-League fans with that of the deadly Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people.

Speaking on his 2GB breakfast program with show regular Rebecca Wilson, the radio shock jock discussed the “football shame file”, a document which contained photographs of 198 “soccer louts” banned from 10 A-League clubs.

“The biggest issue seems to be that soccer Australia or (as it) calls itself Football Federation Australia don’t want to admit to the problem,” Jones said.

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He said Western Sydney Wanderers fans made up nearly half of the list, citing a cultural problem within the sport.

Wilson said football was the “worst sport in Australia for terrible offences between rival fans”.

Jones concluded the interview by comparing the FFA’s response to the violence to leadership on terror.

“Is this like terrorism in Paris, the leaders have no guts?”

Wilson agreed with his assessment.

“That’s exactly right, that’s exactly right Alan. This culture must be fixed from within. You can have so many arrests and all those sort of things but it must be fixed from within,” Wilson said.

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