Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Red Card, Red-Faced; Casino Player Suspended for Four Games for Abuse

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Red Card, Red-Faced; Casino Player Suspended for Four Games for Abuse

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Byline: GREG DANVERS Sports Editor

JEREMY Wraight has been suspended for four games after being sent off for abusing a match official in the Football Far North Coast men's premier league.

The Casino Cobras sweeper told the referee he was a af.....g cheata and was sent from the field on a straight red card in the 2-1 loss to Byron Bay on May 12.

Football FNC meted out a four-match ban and a further four-match suspended sentence to a player described as one who plays the game hard.

Although Football FNC general manager Steve Mackney would not reveal the identity of the player or the club, Casino premier league coach Matt Kenny yesterday confirmed that Wraight was sent off against Byron Bay and had been suspended for four games.

aWe have a policy where we do not disclose the player's name or club,a Mackney said.

Mackney revealed, though, that in this particular case there had been repeated verbal abusive attacks on the match official and that the player was charged with offensive language and unsporting conduct. …

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