Brisbane Roar defender Jade North has escaped FFA sanction for his dive during Saturday night's A-League game with Melbourne City but apologised for his emotion-charged "error of judgement."
Incidents abounded -- during and after the 1-1 draw on Saturday night -- but North's dive was the most unsavoury.
Roar's vice-captain clashed with City marksman Bruno Fornaroli early in the second half, falling theatrically to the turf and clutching his head after the lightest of contact from the Uruguayan.
Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay is hopeful his off-contract teammates, including star striker Jamie Maclaren, will follow his example and re-sign with the A-League club.
The 33-year-old has penned a one-season extension with the Roar, keeping him at his hometown club until at least the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
McKay is currently one of Brisbane's marquee players, along with Thomas Broich, but the new deal will see him come under the salary cap when Tommy Oar and Brett Holman are elevated to...
An under-strength Melbourne City have paid the price for their FFA Cup exertions, limping to a 1-1 A-League draw with Brisbane Roar.
The Roar brought discipline and verve to on Saturday night's contest, and were good value for their lead when Jamie Maclaren netted on 38 minutes.
A brain fade from Jade North allowed Nicolas Colazo to equalise early in the second half, setting up a hectic finish to the match.
The prematch war of words between coaches John van 't Schip and John Aloisi always threatened...