Derek McInnes to challenge one match ban


Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is to contest a one-match ban ‘offered’ to him by the Scottish FA compliance officer after allegedly abusing referee Bobby Madden.

McInnes was hit with a charge after it was claimed he used foul and abusive language towards Madden during Aberdeen’s 1-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice earlier this month. Breaching Disciplinary Rule 203, which states: “In that on or around the 37th minute of the above match you committed misconduct and used offensive, abusing and insulting language towards the Match Officials.”

McInnes revealed following the game that he had apologised to Madden and the fourth official after the game for his behaviour.

A disciplinary hearing will be heard on March 24th.


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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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