Clive Palmer.
Clive Palmer. Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

FFA axe Gold Coast United

FOOTBALL Federation Australia has moved to end the running saga involving Gold Coast United and their outspoken boss Clive Palmer by announcing the club's A-League licence has been revoked.

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The club will be given the option to see out season and play the remaining four games, with the FFA offering to pay the players' wages over the period.

The game's governing body made the decision today primarily due to the actions of Palmer, who has repeatedly lashed out at the FFA over the past fortnight on a range of issues.

The tipping point is believed to have come on Saturday night, when Gold Coast took to the field against Melbourne Victory with the slogan "Freedom of Speech" on their shirts, replacing the club's usual sponsor, Hyatt Regency - a company embroiled in a legal dispute with Palmer.

That decision saw the club issued with a breach of the A-League's club participation agreement for not having the shirt sanctioned by the FFA before kick-off.

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