McCALL OFFERED ONE-MATCH BAN
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has been offered a one-match touchline ban by the Scottish Football Association after being sent to the stand at half-time during his team's William Hill Scottish Cup defeat by Aberdeen last Sunday.
Motherwell say McCall, who was angered by the awarding of a corner that led to Aberdeen's early opener, is alleged to have breached 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.
McCall, who has until 1pm on Wednesday to challenge the decision, was "amazed and angered" by his dismissal by referee Craig Thomson.
He wrote this week: "When coming off the park, I calmly spoke to Craig and said I was disappointed he had not used his game intelligence to award us a free-kick after obviously coming to the wrong conclusion by awarding the corner.
"He replied that he couldn't just invent a free-kick decision which is fair comment but it is widely used throughout football and is recognised by both players and managers when such an obvious injustice occurs.
"My final comment of 'when you see it on TV, you will be embarrassed' is the quote I was sent to the stands for."
The club have until 1pm on Wednesday 21st March 2012 to appeal the decision should it be deemed appropriate to do so.
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