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Frank Lowy Falls Off Stage At A-League Grand Final Trophy Award

18/05/2015 09:40 BST | Updated 18/05/2015 10:59 BST

Australian football chairman and Westfield owner Frank Lowy escaped serious injury with nothing but a sore shoulder after a horrifying fall at the A-League final in front of 30,000 shocked fans.

The beloved shopping mall mogul, also chairman of the Football Federation of Australia, was at the AAMI Park on Sunday night to award Melbourne Victory with the trophy after a 3-0 win over Sydney FC on Sunday night.

Medical professionals rushed to the 84-year-old's aid but he simply shrugged off the tumble and took to the stage again to present the trophy.

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Lowy said: "I want to thank everyone for the concern shown and support for me after my tumble at the Grand Final.

"I think everyone was as shocked as I was, but I’m grateful to be resting comfortably. I have a sore shoulder which might take some time to fully recover, but I should be OK."

He went on to award the cup to Melbourne Victory, complete with a grass stain on his hair.

Frank Lowy Falls Off Stage


"Frank's fine," A-League chief Damien de Bohun said.

"He's a bit sore today but he'll be good. It was a big fall but he's had all the tests overnight.

"Whilst falling off the stage was serious, there's no doubt what he'll be remembered for is getting back up and presenting the trophy.

"To see the way the crowd responded to him was fantastic."

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