Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara has appealed three-match touchline ban
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has appealed his three-match touchline ban.
Last Updated: 11/04/14 2:11pm
McNamara was hit with the punishment by the Scottish Football Association on Thursday following an altercation with St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright at Tannadice last month.
The United boss was unable to state his case at Hampden yesterday morning because he was preparing his charges for the tie at Ibrox.
"I would like to have attended the hearing in person and asked for it to be held over until the afternoon," he said.
"I felt it was impossible for me as United manager to miss our training two days ahead of a Scottish Cup semi-final.
"I am obviously disappointed with this decision. I will be discussing the matter with the club and we will consider whether or not to appeal it."
Wright was given a one-match ban, which is suspended until the end of 2014, for his part in the incident.
But McNamara, who also has a two-game ban suspended until the end of next season, was given a longer punishment because it was his third breach of the rules in three seasons.
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