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‘UNPROFESSIONAL,’ CLARKE SLAMS SFA

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KILMARNOCK boss Steve Clarke has branded the SFA “unprofessional” after Hampden bosses spelt his name wrong on his disciplinary charge.

The former Scotland international defender slammed the chiefs following their refusal to overturn a red card shown to Gary Dicker by referee Willie Collum against Hearts last month, claiming the decision was “pre-judged”.

Clarke said: “Obviously, we’re going to fight our corner. We’ll go to the hearing and put forward our case.

“I’m disappointed that the club has been charged for something I said. I stand by everything I said in my statement – no retraction – so I look forward to the hearing.

“Maybe I’m being a little bit pedantic, but I thought it was disrespectful that they spelt my name wrong, both on the front cover and inside. I won’t use the word amateurish, but certainly unprofessional.”

In the charge sheet sent to the Rugby Park gaffer, his name was written ‘Steven’ rather than the correct spelling of Stephen.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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