Aloisi sees red as players hurt in Adelaide
BRISBANE ROAR coach John Aloisi has added injuries to insults from an ill-tempered A-League loss to Adelaide United.
Roar striker Adam Taggart will soon have scans on a groin injury, Stefan Mauk will be monitored after being knocked out and Frenchman Eric Bautheac’s knee injury will also be assessed.
All were hurt as Brisbane lost 2-1 to the Reds in a spiteful clash in night.
Mauk was issued a red card while Adelaide defender Taylor Regan was also sent off for a face grapple on the Roar recruit in a separate incident.
Aloisi clashed verbally with his Adelaide counterpart Marco Kurz in the wake of Mauk’s red card, which was issued while the Brisbane midfielder was unconscious.
Mauk was knocked Adelaide on Friday out after a studs-up collision with Reds star Craig Goodwin. As Mauk lay prone, Adelaide players tried to lift him from the turf which angered coach Aloisi, who made his feelings known to Kurz in an animated sideline argument.
“I was disappointed because I saw Stef Mauk unconscious on the floor and their players going around and trying to drag him up,” Aloisi said. “And that’s why I was trying to ex- plain to Marco, maybe he didn’t understand what I was saying.
“That is where I was disappointed.
“I don’t appreciate when a player’s welfare, and especially our player, my player ... he’s knocked out and then I see their players pulling him up and then they’re yelling as if it was our fault.”
Aloisi said Kurz apologised for the blow-up after the game.
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