Melbourne Victory claimed their third A-League title with a sparkling 3-0 defeat of Sydney FC in Sunday’s Grand Final, but Australian football’s night of nights took a painful turn for controversial FFA chairman Frank Lowy during the post-match presentation.
The 84-year-old billionaire attracted worldwide attention the A-League decider itself could only dream of when he slipped off the presentation stage and landed on the AAMI Park turf on his head.
Remarkably, Lowy was not seriously injured and was helped back onto the stage by FFA chief executive David Gallop to complete his presentation duties. Lowy was treated by paramedics and given the all clear, with a sore shoulder the extent of the damage – aside from a perpetually bruised ego.
Lowy was earlier roundly booed by the crowd (as was Gallop) but received a warm cheer following his quick recovery from the heavy tumble.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) May 17, 2015