The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Con Diomis and Alan Davidson – convened on Monday, 2 March 2020 to consider an incident involving Daniel Georgievski (Georgievski) of Western Sydney Wanderers FC in or around the 92nd minute of Western Sydney Wanderers FC’s rescheduled Round 18 Match against Sydney FC on Friday, 28 February 2020.
In accordance with the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations (the Regulations), the MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Georgievski was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.
The MRP determined that Georgievski committed the offence of “assault on a player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball) including an attempted assault on a player”. The MRP proposed a sanction of two (2) Hyundai A-League matches, being the minimum sanction for the offence.
Under the Regulations, Georgievski 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 at the Table of Offences should be imposed, provided always that the Mandatory Match Suspension must be served.
Georgievski has until 2:00pm (AEDT) Tuesday, 3 March 2020 to advise whether he wishes to appeal the two (2) match sanction proposed by the MRP.