Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Keanu Baccus has been banned for two matches following his red card offence in his side's 3-2 loss to Adelaide United on Sunday.
The incident occurred in the 62nd minute of the clash with scores locked at 2-2, with Wanderers needing to win to claim a finals spot, which they ultimately missed.
The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Contini and Alan Davidson – convened on Monday to consider the incident.
The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Baccus was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.
The MRP determined that Baccus had committed the offence of “Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball) including an attempted Assault on a Player.”
The MRP has proposed a sanction of two (2) matches, being the Minimum Sanction for the offence.
Baccus has until 12pm (AEST) Tuesday to advise whether he wishes to appeal the two-game sanction proposed by the MRP.