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FFA reprimands Wanderers A-League coach

Western Sydney coach Markus Babbel and defender Daniel Georgievski have been formally reprimanded for outbursts after a controversial A-League loss.

Babbel and Georgievski were cited by Football Federation Australia (FFA) for code-of-conduct breaches after the Wanderers' 3-2 loss last Friday night to Melbourne City.

Babbel was cited for comments in his post-match media conference and Georgievski for a social media post.

The FFA said on Friday both had been given a formal reprimand.

Babbel took exception to questioning about a contentious penalty given by referee Chris Beath after Wanderers midfielder Pirmin Schwegler was ruled to have pushed Denis Genreau.

Asked if he thought it was a penalty, Babbel said: "Is this a serious question? Serious question? F***'s sake. No comment."

Pressed further on whether he thought Genreau dived, Babbel said: "You have two eyes. Do you understand the game a bit? F***ing have a look."

Full back Georgievski posted a picture, which might have been taken just after the penalty was awarded, with Beath shown in front of some players with the word "disgraced" superimposed on top.