Violent fan hits goalkeeper with BIN as referee abandons bitter derby game after mass pitch invasion in Melbourne

THE MELBOURNE A-League derby was abandoned after fans stormed the pitch and attacked a goalkeeper with a metal bin in chaotic scenes.

Melbourne City were leading rivals Victory 1-0 after 21 minutes when a flare was thrown on to the pitch from behind one of the goals.

GettyFans stormed the pitch during the Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory derby[/caption]

GettyTom Glover was left bleeding after being struck by a metal bin[/caption]

TwitterA violent fan launched the metal bucket at the City stopper[/caption]

Fans then stormed on as security and the referee tried to protect City goalkeeper Tom Glover.

However, the metal bucket was launched at the stopper, causing him to bleed from the face.

Substitutes also ran towards the flashpoint to help out their team-mte.

The referee and players were ushered towards to the tunnel for their safety.

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