Football Federation Australia (FFA) has determined that Brisbane Roar FC assistant coach, Ross Aloisi, and Football Director, Craig Moore have respectively breached the FFA National Code of Conduct (the Code) by actions that they engaged in immediately after the conclusion of the Hyundai A-League Round 23 match between Brisbane Roar FC and Adelaide United on Sunday, 19 March 2017.
Aloisi and Moore were asked to make a submission to FFA in response to their respective allegations, which both have done.
After consideration of the submissions made by Aloisi and Moore, FFA determined to sanction:
- Aloisi with a four (4) match suspension for breaching clauses 2.1 and 6.1(a) of the Code. In determining the sanction, FFA considered submissions from the Match Commissioner, security staff, Ross Aloisi and a number of Brisbane Roar FC and Adelaide United staff. It was clear from all submissions that there was physical contact made between Ross Aloisi and the Adelaide United Assistant Coach Jacobo Ramallo and while there were conflicting reports as to the manner of contact, it was determined that there was contact made by Ross Aloisi that was unnecessary and forceful . Given the obligations of professionalism that are required of team officials physical contact of this nature is completely unacceptable. Accordingly, Ross Aloisi is suspended for the remainder of the Hyundai A-League Regular Season. For the sake of clarity the suspension does not extend to the AFC Champions League.
- Moore with a one (1) match suspension of his accreditation for breaching clauses 2.1 and 6.1(a) of the Code. In determining the sanction, FFA considered Moore’s submission in which he acknowledged his regret for his conduct towards the Match Officials. Accordingly, Moore will be unable to access the official areas normally afforded to the team’s Football Manager including access to the dressing room, player’s race, technical area and field of play for the next Brisbane Roar FC home game being this coming Saturday’s match Round 24 match against Melbourne Victory. Again for clarity the suspension is for the whole of game day, prior during and after the match.
Aloisi and Moore have seven (7) business days to appeal FFA’s determination, should they wish to do so.