Today's A- League final ended in a controversial win for the Newcastle Jets over Central Coast
Goalie Danny Vukovic was sent off for striking referee Mark Shields after he failed to award a penalty to Central Coast following a handball by Newcastle's James Holland in the goalbox. He was charged with violent misconduct (Video here)
Under the FFA's national disciplinary regulations, such a charge carries a recommended sanction of a one-year ban to life suspension.
Makes you wonder about the slap on the wrist maximum 3 match suspension that Martin Taylor faces while referees seem to get a sliding scale benefit depending on the provocation.