Matt Simon is facing a lengthy suspension for alleged offensive comments towards the referee in round 20 of the A league over the weekend.
The Mariners Captain reportedly fired up in the 95th minute on Friday night's 5-3 loss to Brisbane Roar.
Both Aiden O'Neill and Matt Simon picked up second yellow cards late in the game for swearing towards the officials with Mariners captain Simon guilty of a particularly poor tirade.
After being given his marching orders in injury time, Simon stormed after the referee and could be heard calling him a 'f*cking dog'.
The incident came shortly after the striker felt he should have been awarded a penalty with Coach Mike Mulvey declaring the referees played a large part in Simon's behavior.
Simon will learn his fate next week and could face a fine and/or be sat out for four weeks.