Ryall, Berisha face sanctions after Big Blue

Saturday’s fiery Big Blue continues to generate headlines with Sydney defender Seb Ryall cited for diving and Victory’s Besart Berisha in hot water over appearing to make obscene gestures towards the home crowd.

Ryall’s tumble to the ground in the 71st minute, without any apparent contact, won a penalty for the home side which was converted by Shane Smeltz, putting the Sky Blues right back in the match.

The fallout has seen both referee Strebre Delovski and the player slammed by fans and pundits and, with a top of the table place up for grabs, caused a livid Victory coach Kevin Muscat to comment: "The penalty wasn't questionable it was just non-existent."

The Match Review Panel met on Monday and referred the incident to the Disciplinary Committee to determine whether Ryall has "committed an act of simulation leading to a penalty kick being awarded in error".

If found guilty the defender could be sidelined for a couple of weeks. 

Meanwhile, controversial Victory striker Besart Berisha is facing a fine or possible suspension after allegedly grabbing his crotch and flipping the bird in the direction of Sydney fans after the match.

The game finished 3-3 but the former Golden Boot incensed the home crowd as he left the field.

Berisha who played a crucial role in two of Victory's goals has been cited under the FFA national code of conduct.

A statement from the FFA said: “Berisha has an opportunity to provide a submission by 5pm on Monday, 23 February 2015.

“The sanctions applicable for a breach of the National Code of Conduct include a reprimand, a fine and/or suspension from participation in a match or matches.”