The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Con Diomis and Adam D’Apuzzo – convened on Monday, 19 February 2018 to consider an incident involving Ersan Gulum (Gulum) of Adelaide United in or around the 18th minute of Adelaide United’s Round 20 Match against Central Coast Mariners on Saturday, 17 February 2018.
The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Gulum was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.
The MRP determined that Gulum had committed the offence of denying the opposing team an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, as prescribed in Law 12 of the Laws of the Game.
The MRP confirmed that Gulum will serve a suspension of one (1) match, being the minimum sanction for the offence.
National Code of Conduct
FFA has cited Ersan Gulum (Gulum) of Adelaide United under the FFA National Code of Conduct (the Code) for actions he allegedly engaged in immediately after receiving the direct Red Card in or around the 18th minute of the Hyundai A-League Round 20 Match between Adelaide United and Central Coast Mariners on Saturday, 17 February 2018.
Gulum has an opportunity to provide a submission by 5pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.
The sanctions applicable for a breach of the Code include a reprimand, a fine and/or a suspension from participation in a match or matches.