ALI Fahour, the AFL's Diversity Manager, football and professional careers could be terminated with a nine-
week suspension at a suburban football tribunal hearing tonight.
The Herald Sun understands that a nine
-match sanction will trigger Fahour’s automatic deregistration from the Northern Football League, and any other Australian rules competition, for breaching the 16-
match threshold. The life ban would begin immediately. The AFL would then be forced to decide whether it wants a hothead deemed unsafe to play football employed at AFL House.
The AFL and chief executive Gillon McLachlan will remain silent until after today's hearing, which will be held at Northern Football League headquarters in Greensborough.
AFL Victoria introduced the 16-
week threshold in 2008 to weed out “players/officials who could pose an unacceptable risk’’ to others.
AFL Victoria and the Northern Football League have today repeatedly refused to hand over Fahour’s tribunal record.
The records are not available publicly and AFL Victoria media officer Anthony Stanguts said they would remain hidden “so as not to prejudice the (tribunal) result”.
But it is understood that Fahour was suspended for four
matches in 2010, from two separate charges.
Fahour was rubbed out for three
matches for striking a Macleod opponent in Round 3 this season.
Fahour also received a severe reprimand for misconduct in 2012, when he jumped the fence and tangled with a spectator There have been wide calls for the AFL to immediately sack Fahour from figures including Collingwood premiership captain Tony Shaw.
The tribunal will not be open to the media.
AND this the same bloke that gave a character reference for fellow Muslim Bachar Houli last week.Surely his brother Ahmed, with his previous experience as CEO of Australia Post on a salary of $5.6 million, could give this recidivist king hitter, a character reference to reduce his penalty under that nine match threshold so that he can continue his football career.
Any betting he will get nine weeks = life, or less = continues on after serving penalty. ?