Rangers manager Mark Warburton offered one game ban Scottish FA charge Warburton over 'offensive, abusing and insulting language'


Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been hit with a notice of complaint from the Scottish FA for allegedly using ‘offensive, abusing and insulting language’ at match officials following their 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen on Sunday.

Warburton was enraged over the award of a free kick to Aberdeen, which James Maddison converted to secure all three points against the Premiership new boys, and took to the pitch to confront the officials.

His conduct has now led to him being offered a one-match touchline ban by the Scottish FA and has until the 3rd October to respond and if he chooses to challenge the charge then a principal hearing date of 13th October has been set.

Following the conclusion of the game, which saw Rangers fall seven points behind city rivals Celtic in the league and with a game in hand, Warburton said: “I will be careful what I say about the free-kick. Everyone saw the ball move. The fourth official on the sidelines saw the ball move and made a comment. And yet a free-kick is given.

“You have got to be, I think, 100% sure in these type of games, in those areas of the park.

“Late in the game, when your players are fatigued, I thought ‘Tav’ made an excellent tackle there. I don’t think their player moaned about it and it is a huge decision to give.”


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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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