Perth Glory will not appeal the red card given to star midfielder Liam Miller in yesterday’s 2-all draw against Melbourne Victory.
Perth Glory will not appeal the red card given to star midfielder Liam Miller in yesterday-s 2-all draw against Melbourne Victory.
Perth Glory Chief Executive Paul Kelly said the club would put their faith in the Match Review Panel to determine if an incorrect decision was made.
The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) - consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Davidson and Alan Contini - convened to consider the following incident from Week 7 of the Hyundai A-League:
1. The incident involving Liam Miller (Perth Glory) in or around the 37th minute of Perth Glory-s match against Melbourne Victory on Sunday night.
The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as the player was issued with a direct red card. In reviewing the incident, the MRP found that Liam Miller committed the offence of "Denying the opposing team a clear goal-scoring opportunity" against Archie Thompson and proposed a sanction of one (1) match.
This is the minimum sanction for such an offence under the A-League Disciplinary Regulations and accordingly may only be appealed to the FFA Disciplinary Committee if the player believes that there were Exceptional Circumstances, as defined within the Regulations.
The player has until 12:00 noon (AEDT) tomorrow to either accept the proposed sanction or refer the matter to a hearing by the FFA Disciplinary Committee on the grounds of Exceptional Circumstances.
Miller will now miss Saturday's blockbuster against the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.
Miller faced a longer suspension if Perth Glory unsuccessfully appealed the decision.