The Independent Disciplinary Committee has decided to uphold Iacopo La Rocca's ban of one match with a further two match sanction after reviewing the incident that occured in Round 18.
The Football Federation Australia (FFA) independent Disciplinary Committee - consisting of John Marshall SC (Chair), Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Peter Tsekenis – today delivered their determination in the matter of Iacopo La Rocca of Adelaide United (the Player).
The matter was referred to the independent Disciplinary Committee by Adelaide United for hearing and determination of the sole question of sanction. The incident referred to it arose in or around the 24th minute of Adelaide United’s Round 18 Hyundai A-League Match against Sydney FC on Friday, 5 February 2016.
The independent Disciplinary Committee determined that the Player must serve a suspension of the Mandatory Match suspension plus two (2) additional Hyundai A-League matches for committing the offence of Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball) against Matt Simon (Sydney FC).
This determination confirms the sanction originally proposed by the Match Review Panel on 10 February 2016.
La Rocca is able to appeal this decision.