TAKING A DIVE: Football Federation Australian chairman Frank Lowy falls off the stage.
TAKING A DIVE: Football Federation Australian chairman Frank Lowy falls off the stage. TRACEY NEARMYAAP

Highs and Lowys of Frank’s day

TESTS have cleared FFA boss Frank Lowy of any injury after his spectacular fall from the A-League grand final podium.

The 84-year-old slipped as he prepared to present the winner's trophy to Melbourne Victory skipper Mark Milligan, somersaulting off the stage and crashing head-first into the turf.

A-League chief Damien de Bohun confirmed Lowy was "a bit sore", but said the tests confirmed he was in good health.

Paramedics rushed to his aid as a hushed crowd feared the worst, but the octogenarian's triumphant return to the dais sparked cheers, and rash of jokes, some wags suggesting it was the worst dive of the match.


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