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Amor cops one-game A-League ban

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6 days ago Emma Kemp

Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor will serve an additional A-League ban of one game plus another two suspended for making "intentional contact" with a match official.

Football Federation Australia's independent disciplinary and ethics committee handed down its decision on Wednesday, two days after hearing Amor's explanation for touching fourth official Adam Fielding in the wake of a controversial decision during the Reds' round-seven 3-1 loss to Perth.

Last season's A-League coach of the year was visibly frustrated after referee Jarred Gillett awarded Andy Keogh's 68th-minute goal straight after Glory captain Rostyn Griffiths was perceived to have fouled Reds goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic.

Amor's subsequent contact with Fielding prompted Gillett to banish him to the stands at nib Stadium.

The usually mild-mannered Barcelona legend served his mandatory one-match ban in last weekend's goalless draw with Sydney FC, and will now miss Sunday's home clash with Wellington.

Should he be expelled from any future match this season his suspended two-match ban will be activated.

"The committee has zero tolerance for intentional contact with a referee or other match official," the determination read.

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