Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has accepted a two (2) match sanction following his dismissal by the referee in Friday night’s match against Melbourne City.
The Independent Match Review Panel reviewed the incident which happened in or around the half time interval of the match and proposed an additional one match on top of the automatic one match suspension from his dismissal for “Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures towards a match official”.
Head of Hyundai A-League Greg O’Rourke re-iterated the need to show respect for match officials but commended Lowe for admitting his error in judgment in accepting the proposed additional sanction of the Independent Match Review Panel.
“Respect for match officials is an important part of the fabric of all sports and it is not acceptable for a professional player or coach to confront a match official in such a way,” O’Rourke said. “In saying that, we commend Kenny Lowe for acknowledging his error in judgment and look forward to seeing his passion back on the bench in two weeks.”
In informing FFA that Perth Glory accept the proposed sanction of the Independent Match Review Panel, Kenny Lowe said: “I admit my actions at half time last Friday night were unacceptable and I apologise for the way I behaved. I know that I should be better. I feel like I have let everyone down at the Club, especially my players, staff and our supporters.”