Mariners Captain Allegedly Calls Ref A F***ing Dog

Matt Simon Faces Lengthy Ban


25 February 2019

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Matt Simon is facing a lengthy suspension for alleged offensive comments towards the referee in round 20 of the A league over the weekend. 

The Mariners Captain reportedly fired up in the 95th minute on Friday night's 5-3 loss to Brisbane Roar. 

Both Aiden O'Neill and Matt Simon picked up second yellow cards late in the game for swearing towards the officials with Mariners captain Simon guilty of a particularly poor tirade.

After being given his marching orders in injury time, Simon stormed after the referee and could be heard calling him a 'f*cking dog'. 

The incident came shortly after the striker felt he should have been awarded a penalty with Coach Mike Mulvey declaring the referees played a large part in Simon's behavior. 

Simon will learn his fate next week and could face a fine and/or be sat out for four weeks. 

 

 


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