Sydney FC statement regarding the outcome of the independent FFA Disciplinary Committee hearing.
“Sydney FC and Ali Abbas are extremely disappointed with the decision of the independent FFA Disciplinary Committee,” said Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata.
“Ali stands by the comments he made after the game and Sydney FC fully support him in this.
“We would like to reiterate that we believe racial vilification has no place in football or in society.
“The last few weeks have been very testing times for Ali through which he has shown great strength of character and continued to perform to his best.
“Ali has an extremely important game this Sunday and would like to focus on that and helping Sydney FC reach the Hyundai A-League Finals Series.”