The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Adam D’Apuzzo and Alan Contini – convened today to consider an incident involving Jean-Paul de Marigny (Assistant Coach, Melbourne Victory FC) in or around the 36th minute of Melbourne Victory FC’s Round 13 match against the Newcastle Jets on Monday, 2 January 2017.
The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as de Marigny was expelled from the match by the Referee.
The MRP determined that de Marigny committed the offence of Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures. The Minimum Sanction for the offence is the Mandatory Match Suspension. The MRP has proposed a sanction of three (3) matches, being the Mandatory Match Suspension plus two (2) additional matches.
Under the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations (the Regulations), de Marigny may refer the matter to the independent Disciplinary and Ethics Committee for hearing and determination of the sole question of either:
(a) what additional sanction should be imposed above the Mandatory Match Suspension (which must be served), applying the Range at the Table of Offences; or
(b) 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.
De Marigny has until 12:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 4 January 2017 to advise whether he wishes to appeal the three (3) match sanction proposed by the MRP.