The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Matthew Breeze, and Adam D’Apuzzo – convened on Monday to consider incidents from Sunday's Hyundai A-League clash between Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United.
The first matter involved Michael Theo of Brisbane Roar FC which arose in or around the 96th minute of Brisbane Roar FC’s Hyundai A-League Round 23 match against Adelaide United on Sunday, 19 March 2017.
The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Michael Theo was expelled from the match by the Referee.
The MRP determined that Theo committed the offence of “Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when challenging for the ball) including an attempted Assault on a Player”.
The Minimum Sanction for the offence is two (2) matches (being the Mandatory Match Suspension plus one (1) additional match).
The MRP has proposed a sanction of two (2) matches, being the Mandatory Match Suspension plus one (1) additional Match.
Under the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations, Michael Theo 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 of the Table of Offences should be imposed, provided always that the Mandatory Match Suspension must be served.
Michael Theo has until 12:00pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 to advise whether he wishes to appeal the two (2) match sanction proposed by the MRP.
National Code of Conduct
Brisbane Roar FC officials, Craig Moore and Ross Aloisi, have been cited under the FFA National Code of Conduct.
Craig Moore has been cited for alleged comments made towards Match Officials. Ross Aloisi has been cited for an alleged incident with an opposition coach in the tunnel.
Both incidents occurred immediately after the conclusion of Brisbane Roar FC’s Hyundai A-League Round 23 match against Adelaide United on Sunday, 19 March 2017.
Craig Moore and Ross Aloisi have an opportunity to provide a submission by 5pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.
The sanctions applicable for a breach of the FFA National Code of Conduct include a reprimand, a fine and/or suspension from participation in a match or matches.