McCoist wins his appeal against two match touchline ban


Rangers assistant manager Ally McCoist has won his appeal against a charge of misconduct following a hearing by the Scottish Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee.

McCoist was handed an automatic two-match ban by the governing body following a touchline incident with Neil Lennon during the Scottish Cup match at Celtic Park on March 2. McCoist lodged an appeal against the suspension and the governing body has now decided to overturn their original decision, which means the manager-in-waiting can take his place in the Rangers dugout for the remaining games of the season.

Lennon was handed an automatic ban for his part in the touchline incident, which he has now served. However the SFA’s decision to not punish McCoist now looks as if the governing body are blaming Celtic manager Neil Lennon for the incident.

We would like to hear your thoughts on this decision by the SFA to let McCoist off scot-free? Should he have been punished along with Lennon? Was the decision justified or is it a ludicrous decision? We want your views.

Source: STV Sport


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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