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Ross Aloisi banned for four A-League games

NZN 23/03/2017 Emma Kemp

Brisbane assistant coach Ross Aloisi has copped a four-game A-League ban for making "unnecessary and forceful" contact with Adelaide United assistant coach Jacobo Ramallo during Sunday's post-match altercation.

Roar football director Craig Moore has also been suspended for one game for his verbal attack on referee Stephen Lucas during the fracas.

Aloisi was accused of striking Ramallo in the back while in the tunnel exiting Coopers Stadium after the Roar conceded a controversial last-gasp penalty and lost the game 2-1.

Ramallo went to ground but Brisbane deny Aloisi threw a punch. The Reds opted against lodging a formal complaint against the club or coach.

FFA on Thursday considered submissions from the match commissioner, security staff, Ross Aloisi and a number of Roar and Adelaide staff.

"It was clear from all submissions that there was physical contact made between Ross Aloisi and the Adelaide United Assistant Coach Jacobo Ramallo," the governing body said in a statement.

"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 A-League regular season."

Both will be prohibited from sitting on the Roar bench or participating in pre- and post-match activities.

The club has accepted Moore's ban but said it would have "further discussions" over the punishment handed down to Aloisi, whose suspension will end in time for the first weekend of the finals series and not include Asian Champions League.

However, any appeal is unlikely to be heard before Saturday's match against Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium, which goalkeeper Michael Theo will also sit out as part of a two-game ban for elbowing Reds defender Dylan McGowan.

"The club would like to thank Football Federation Australia for a fair hearing and having the opportunity to make submissions in relation to Ross Aloisi's charge after he was cited under the FFA National Code of Conduct following an incident at Coopers Stadium last Sunday, 19 March," Brisbane said on Thursday evening.

"It was determined through the investigation that no punch had been thrown by Aloisi with the suspension handed down reflecting this."

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