Newcastle Jets Coach, Ernie Merrick is facing another fine for his public criticism of the Video Assistant Referee in last Sunday’s 2-nil loss to Perth.

He’s been issued a show cause notice by the FFA after saying “the guy in the VAR was having a cup of tea or was probably asleep” when Roy O’Donovan was bundled over by Perth defender, Shane  Lowry.

Merrick copped a $1500 fine in March last year for after describing the performance of the referee and VAR as disgraceful during the Jets 2-all draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Ernie Merrick