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De Marigny banned for A-League ref abuse

AAP logoAAP 19/12/2016 Vince Rugari

Melbourne Victory assistant Jean-Paul De Marigny has been issued a one-match suspension for allegedly abusing a match official during Saturday night's Melbourne derby.

De Marigny was sent to the stands in the 79th minute of Victory's 2-1 win over Melbourne City by referee Jarred Gillett, moments after Besart Berisha scored the winning goal.

It's not known what De Marigny is alleged to have said or who it was directed to.

The A-League's independent match review panel has issued him a one-game ban for "use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures towards a match official", meaning he will be forced to watch next Wednesday night's home clash against the Central Coast Mariners from the AAMI Park grandstand if he accepts the penalty.

It is the third time this season an A-League coach has come under fire for their dealings with referees, with Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe and Adelaide United boss Guillermo Amor previously copping similar suspensions.

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