Top footballer is being investigated for an alleged rape after confronting a fan after a match
- NSW Police are investigating an alleged rape after an elite football match in 2018
- A Western Sydney Wanderers player has been identified as a person of interest
- The player and the victim allegedly met after a game in Homebush on November 23
Police are investigating an alleged rape involving a professional soccer player.
A Western Sydney Wanderers player has been identified as one of two persons of interest in a 2018 Mount Druitt sexual assault case.
The alleged rape took place after a match between the Wanderers and Newcastle Jets at the Spotless Stadium in Homebush on 23 November.
Details of the circumstances surrounding the incident have yet to be revealed, but it is understood the alleged victim was a fan.
A Western Sydney Wanderers player is one of two persons of interest in a 2018 rape investigation (pictured, Western Sydney Wanderers flag)
She attended the match and met the player after talking to him online.
“On Thursday 5 May 2022, officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command commenced an investigation after receiving a report of an alleged sexual assault in Mt Druitt in November 2018,” NSW Police said in a statement confirming the shocking allegations.
“As investigations into the incident are ongoing, no further information is available at this time.”
Football Australia said it is aware police are investigating the incident.
NSW Police confirmed they are investigating the alleged rape, which allegedly happened after a match between the Western Sydney Wanderers (above) and the Newcastle Jets in Homebush
‘When Football Australia became aware of the allegations via social media in 2021, Football Australia immediately raised the matter with NSW Police,’ Football Australia told the newspaper. Daily Telegraph.
‘Football Australia has treated the allegations it received in 2021 with the utmost seriousness and in continued cooperation with NSW Police and relevant government organisations.
“We are unable to provide further comment on any Football Australia investigation while the matter remains subject to police investigation.”
The Wanderers have declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.