Has Vidmar breached his suspended sentence conditions?
I find it interesting that Frank Farina and Dave Mitchell both got fined this year for making straight forward criticisms of ref decisions. Yet, so far, Aurelio Vidmar has been allowed to bring the whole game into dispute by writing off his club and city, only to get a suspended fine.
Farina got fined, with no suspension, $500 for saying that it was poor refereeing that Cristiano was allowed to come back into play from offside to contribute to Adelaide's 3 points at Lang Park. These two extra points to Adelaide and minus 1 to the Roar proved decisive. The Roar finished 2 points behind Adelaide.
Now Vidmar has critised a referee's decision. He said the decison was wrong. Again his comments made national news (ABC at least). Does that mean the FFA will now exercise his $2,000 fine. Or are they going to sell their choice of Grand Final ref down the river?