Sydney FC statement on Liam Reddy

Sydney FC are pleased with Football Federation Australia's (FFA) decision to overturn Liam Reddy's red card.

“The evidence is quite clear and the decision to reinstate Liam is correct.

“We can-t take back the result but at least we know have our goalkeeper back.

“As our game and players become more professional it is absolutely essential that the referee-s do too.

“We hope that the FFA will invest in education and further development of referee-s in Australia. The events from the last few weeks have indicated the necessity of this.

“For the good of the game the FFA and all of the clubs must be committed to removing simulation and that applies to Sydney FC too. This needs to be a joint commitment because it-s hurting our game.”

Sydney FC will make no further comment on the matter.