Outcome of Independent Match Review Panel: Round 13

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Alan Contini (Acting Chair), Adam D’Apuzzo and Alan Davidson – convened on Monday, 1 January 2018 to consider an incident involving Matthew McKay (McKay) in or around the 45th minute of Brisbane Roar’s Hyundai A-League Round 13 Match against Adelaide United on Saturday, 30 December 2017.

The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as McKay was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.

The MRP determined that McKay had committed the offence of “Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball) including an attempted Assault on a Player.”

The MRP has proposed a sanction of two (2) matches, being the Minimum Sanction for the offence.

Under the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations (the Regulations), McKay may refer the matter to the independent Disciplinary and Ethics Committee for hearing and determination of the sole question of whether Exceptional Circumstances apply and therefore a sanction outside the Range at the Table of Offences should be imposed, provided always that the Mandatory Match Suspension must be served.

McKay has until 12:00pm (AEDT) Tuesday, 2 January 2018 to advise whether he wishes to appeal the two (2) match sanction proposed by the MRP.