The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Contini and Adam D’Apuzzo – convened on Monday, 29 January 2018 to consider the below incident in Round 18 of the Hyundai A-League.
The MRP considered an incident involving Wout Brama (Brama) of Central Coast Mariners in or around the 94th minute of Central Coast Mariners’ Round 18 Match against Brisbane Roar FC on Saturday, 27 January 2018.
The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Brama was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.
The MRP determined that Brama committed the offence of serious foul play (e.g. when challenging for the ball). The MRP proposed a sanction of two (2) matches, being the Mandatory Match Suspension plus one (1) additional match. The minimum sanction for the offence is one (1) match, being the Mandatory Match Suspension.
Under the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations (the Regulations), Brama 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 minimum sanction (inclusive of 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.
Brama has until 12:00pm (AEDT) Tuesday, 30 January 2018 to advise whether he wishes to appeal the two (2) match sanction proposed by the MRP.
The Central Coast Mariners will not appeal the decision, and accepts the minimum two match sanction proposed by the MRP.