PFA upset by heat policy in sweltering Perth match

  • Match played out in temperatures that nudged 39 degrees
  • Players reported vomiting, headaches and weight loss

Players have reported suffering vomiting, headaches and excessive weight loss since the sweltering A-League clash between Perth Glory and Adelaide United and the players association plans to investigate why its request to further delay Monday’s match at NIB Stadium was not heeded.

The match was delayed by half an hour to 5.30pm but temperatures were still nudging 39 degrees at kick-off and 35 degrees when the match finished. Professional Footballers Australia chief executive Adam Vivian said the PFA was in contact with the players both before the game and afterwards, concerned for their welfare.

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