Sydney FC have released the following statement regarding the decision by the independent Match Review Panel (MRP) to the sanction Sydney FC defender Rhyan Grant with a three match suspension.
“We will be appealing the decision of the independent Match Review Panel on the basis of fact and comparative tackles that have gone unpunished.
“In addition, we would seek consideration for Rhyan Grant’s exemplary disciplinary record for both club and country.
“Rhyan has amassed close to 250 senior matches, largely as a defender, and has never received a red card.”
Sydney FC will not be commenting further on the matter until the disciplinary process is complete.