Midfielder Fabian Barbiero’s Hyundai A-League season is over after he was suspended for four games.
Midfielder Fabian Barbiero-s Hyundai A-League season is over after he was suspended for four games.
The penalty was handed down by the Match Review Panel (MRP) after its review of an incident that saw Barbiero red carded in the 86h minute of the match against Perth Glory.
The MRP had the authority to consider the incident that involved Barbiero and Perth Glory-s Dean Heffernan as the referee issued a straight red card.
On top of the minimum two game suspension, the MRP proposed a further two matches, meaning Barbiero will miss the Reds- three remaining fixtures this season the Round 1 of the 2012/13 season.
With the length of the penalty and the Reds out of finals contention, Barbiero will now solely focus on the club-s AFC Champions League campaign, which starts tomorrow against Bunyodkor in Tashkent.
The club will not be appealing the suspension or referring the matter to the Disciplinary Committee for the consideration of the additional sanction proposed by the MRP or argue that Exception Circumstances, as defined under the Grievance Resolution Regulations, exist which would enable a Judicial Body to impose a sanction outside of the Range of the Table of Offences.