McCall rejects touchline ban
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall will attend a disciplinary hearing after rejecting the SFA's offer of a one-match touchline ban.
Last Updated: 21/03/12 12:39pm
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall will attend a disciplinary hearing after rejecting the Scottish Football Association's offer of a one-match touchline ban.
McCall was sent to the stands by referee Craig Thomson during Well's 2-1 home defeat by Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup earlier this month after being left angered by the awarding of a corner that led to the Dons' opener.
He was offered the sanction for an alleged breach of rule 203, which includes offences such as the repeated use of abusive and insulting language and adopting an aggressive attitude towards match officials or calling their integrity into question.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Motherwell Football Club last night officially notified the SFA of the intent to refuse the one-match ban offered to manager Stuart McCall.
"The matter will now be heard by the disciplinary tribunal at a principal hearing on Thursday 5 April 2012."
McCall said: "I've spoken to the SFA compliance officer, Vincent Lunny, to tell him I'll be declining their offer so I've been invited to Hampden early next month for a hearing."