Outcome of independent MRP - Round 22

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Davidson, and Alan Contini – convened on Monday to consider the following incidents from Round 22 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.

1.     An incident involving Paul Izzo (Izzo) of Central Coast Mariners which arose in or around the 62nd minute of Central Coast Mariners’ match against Melbourne City FC on Sunday, 5 March 2017.

The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Izzo was expelled from the match by the Referee.

The MRP determined that Izzo committed the offence of “Denying the opposing team an obvious goal-scoring opportunity”.

The MRP has proposed a sanction of one match (the Mandatory Match Suspension), being the Minimum Sanction for the offence. 

Newcastle Jets boss Mark Jones

2.     An incident involving Mark Jones (Jones) of Newcastle Jets which arose in or around the 32nd minute of Newcastle Jets’ match against Brisbane Roar FC on Sunday, 5 March 2017.

The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Jones was expelled from the match by the Referee.

The MRP determined that Jones committed the offence of “Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures against a match official”.

The MRP has proposed a sanction of one match (the Mandatory Match Suspension), being the Minimum Sanction for the offence.