Roar take bans on chin

October 6, 2009

Brisbane Roar will not appeal bans slapped on midfielders Charlie Miller and Danny Tiatto in the fallout from their controversial A-League loss to Melbourne Victory last Saturday.

Tiatto was hit with a one-match ban for his one-fingered salute to the Melbourne crowd while Miller was suspended for two games for "violent conduct" following an 87th-minute incident with ex-teammate Robbie Kruse.

Brisbane are already reeling from the loss of skipper Craig Moore (international duty) and Brazilian livewire Henrique (knee, 6-8 weeks) ahead of Sunday's derby against Gold Coast United at Suncorp Stadium.

"Following a review of all the presented evidence put forward, the club has accepted the sanctions handed down by the independent match review panel," the Roar said in a statement.

"The Roar believes both sanctions were fair and reasonable given the evidence.

"The club now considers the matter closed and will be making no further comment."

Brisbane and Melbourne were also charged with team misconduct for a first-half melee in the fiery showdown at Etihad Stadium.

The Roar also fined Tiatto for his rude gesture.

Tiatto was seen on television sticking his finger up at the crowd late in the match.