Sydney FC: Liam Reddy Sent Home in Disgrace from Camp

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIMarch 29, 2012

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08: Liam Reddy of Sydney FC looks dejected during the round 14 A-League match between Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners at the Sydney Football Stadium on January 8, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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As if the drama of A-League finals weren't enough, Sydney FC must play their do-or-die clash against the Wellington Phoenix without goalkeeper Liam Reddy. Reddy was expected to start on the bench for tomorrow night’s match.

The star goalkeeper was sent home in disgrace from the camp in Wellington for reportedly being drunk on the team flight to New Zealand.

Reddy will be suspended by the club until at least next week, when they will decide his fate. He has been issued a breach notice by the A-League for breaching Section 6.1 of the National Code of Conduct.

Sydney FC has issued a brief statement sharing the nature of the incident, but refusing to comment on any other aspect of the issue.

Liam Reddy is currently one of the most discussed topics on Twitter in Sydney as disgruntled fans share their disappointment in the goalkeeper.

He will be replaced by Ryan Norval on the bench, who was part of Sydney’s Round 3 win over Adelaide United.