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SCOTLAND ASSISTANT BOSS, McGHEE FACES BAN No.2

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MOTHERWELL boss Mark McGhee faces a second touchline ban this season after being called to a hearing for being ordered to the stand against Aberdeen.

Scottish FA compliance officer Tony McGlennan has issued a notice of complaint against the Fir Park manager.

McGhee is accused of using offensive, abusing and/or insulting language and gestures towards a match official.

He is also facing a charge of adopting aggressive behaviour towards an official.

McGhee’s has until Tuesday to respond to the complaint before a planned hearing on Thursday, March 16.

He was sent packing from the dug-out by referee Alan Muir in the 60th minute of Well’s 7-2 thrashing by the Dons with his side already trailing 4-0.

McGhee was given a three-match touchline ban in December after being found guilty of abusing referee John Beaton during a 2-0 defeat by Dundee.

One of those games was suspended pending any further breach.

McGhee said he was “horrified” by the attitude of fourth official John McKendrick as he was sent to the stand at Pittodrie and hinted that there “is an agenda” by officials.

He said his club wanted an explanation from the SFA’s Head of Referees, John Fleming, about recent decisions that have gone against his side following three successive red cards.

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