Outcome of independent Match Review Panel - Round 2
The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) - consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Con Diomis and Adam D’Apuzzo – convened on Monday, 29 October 2018 to consider an incident involving Markus Babbel (Western Sydney Wanderers – Team Official) (Babbel) in or around the 63rd minute of Western Sydney Wanderers FC’s Hyundai A-League Round 2 Match against Sydney FC on Saturday, 27 October 2018.
The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Babbel was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.
The MRP determined that Babbel had committed the offence of use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures against a Match Official.
The MRP confirmed that Babbel will serve a suspension of one (1) match, being the minimum sanction for the offence.