Melbourne City sanctions Novillo with fine & two-game ban

Melbourne City has imposed a two-game suspension on Harry Novillo and fined the player half a week's wages after an off-field incident earlier this week.

City completed a comprehensive investigation into the incident involving Novillo and his "distressed" partner that took place in the early hours of Tuesday.

Whilst the incident has not resulted in criminal charges, the Club’s investigations have confirmed that there has been a significant breach of the requirements set out in the FFA National Code of Conduct.

Specifically that the player failed to uphold professional standards off the field, failed to behave in a manner that promotes the highest standards of integrity and that the player failed to properly explain his absence from a Club training session.

The Club has therefore applied the maximum sanction available to it under the FFA National Code of Conduct.

Novillo will receive a two match suspension and be fined 50 per cent of one week’s wages.