The Australian football community has been up in arms this week following comments from the Daily Telegraph's Rebecca Wilson and 2GB's Alan Jones about A-League fans.
The likes of former Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Bosnich and Fox Sports commentator Simon Hill have come to football's defence.
Goal Australia has put together a timeline of the key moments in this war of words.
Sunday 22nd November
- The Daily Telegraph publishes a full gallery of the 198 individuals they say are banned by Football Federation Australia (FFA) from every stadium in the country.
- The newspaper also publishes a number of articles - both in print and online - calling for FFA to put in more effort to stop violence and antisocial behaviour at the A-League.
- Western Sydney Wanderers are singled out as the problem club.
- Wilson wrote: "Soccer in Australia is at risk of becoming on a par with the worst of the English Premier League and European soccer turmoil."
- Football fans erupt on social media, with claims some of the individuals identified are not banned and others are minors.
- Senator David Leyonhjelm of the Liberal Democrats demands that NSW Police confirm or deny whether they are involved in leaking the names to the media.
Monday 23rd November
- Wilson is invited onto Jones' breakfast show to discuss her articles, with the infamous shock-jock comparing A-League arrests to this month's terrorism attacks in Paris.
- Jones said: "Is this like terrorism in Paris? The leaders have no guts?" Wilson replied: "That's exactly right, Alan."
- Later that day, Wilson continues to defend her decision to publish the names of the 198 banned fans on Melbourne radio station SEN 1116.
- On Triple M, Bosnich claims football is often targeted by the mainstream media while other sports are protected.
- Bosnich said: "I spent 20 years in England and have travelled around the world and never known a country that are so one-sided [against] one sport."
- On the Daily Football Show, TV personality George Donikian slams Jones' comments: "That's not a long bow, that's just preposterous."
Tuesday 24th November
- FFA releases a statement defending its right to ban fans, while neglecting to refute any element of Wilson and Jones' comments.
- A-League chief Damien de Bohun said: "FFA works with all stakeholders (police, governments, security, clubs and venues) to have strong banning processes and robust security planning for matches, which includes listing banned spectators."
- Fans begin to plan boycotts of A-League games.
- Roy Morgan publishes research showing football is the number one sport for children aged 6-13, while also ranking first for girls of all ages after overtaking netball.
Wednesday 25th November
- In his weekly 'Simon Says' column on Fox Sports' website, Hill critiqued Wilson's claims in an attempt to "redress the balance" of what he claims is a one-sided argument.
- The highly respected commentator defends the FFA's policies, the Wanderers and A-League fans in general, while questioning why Wilson wrote the story in the first place and what role the NSW Police have played.
- Hill wrote: "There is a cultural problem. It lies in the way football is perceived, reported upon and judged by those who exist only on the periphery of it - and most of it is based on age-old prejudice, and pure ignorance."
- FFA's website publishes a piece from CEO David Gallop where he claims "we need to put fans first".
- Gallop follows that with a statement that leaves some fans unimpressed as it is perceived as too weak against Wilson.
- Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas writes an open letter to members, defending the club and its fans' reputations, while pledging to help supporters, who have been unfairly banned by FFA.
- FFA calls for an end to "physical threats and death threats" against Wilson.
- Sydney FC's active supporter group - The Cove - hold talks with FFA to air fans' grievances, while also revealing plans to meet with NSW Police and the SCG Trust - administrators of Allianz Stadium.
Thursday 26th November
- Jones defends Wilson's initial article again, claiming she "did an outstanding community service."
- Jones attempts to clarify his initial Paris terrorism comments: "I argued that the terrorism in Paris was a crisis in Western political leadership and what's happening in soccer is a crisis of leadership. Simple as that."
- Former Socceroos midfielder and SBS analyst Craig Foster applauds the moves from football fans to organise strategic responses rather than as "a seething mass".
- Foster wrote: "Don't threaten them, please, you don't need to, you have already won. The very fact that a powerful media organisation has to publish details of a tiny minority of transgressors in a shoddy and ill fated attempt at sabotage, speaks volumes."
- FFA release a statement insisting A-League fans can appeal stadium bans.