Club statement: Avram Papadopoulos

Brisbane Roar Football Club and Avram Papadopoulos acknowledge that the defender’s conduct in the incident with Sydney FC’s Matt Simon in the second half of Saturday night’s Hyundai A-League match was unacceptable.

Roar's key defender is disappointed and sorry for his actions.

"I would like to apologise to the Club, playing group, supporters and sponsors for letting game-related emotions get the better of me which caused a serious error of judgement," Papadopoulos said.

As a Club, we do not condone this type of behaviour.

Brisbane Roar FC recognise that this is an isolated incident and believes it is uncharacteristic of the player. 

This matter will be dealt with on the side’s return to Brisbane on Monday. BRFC and Avram Papadopoulos will not be making any further comment at this time.