An incensed Aberdeen have branded the choice at hand captain Graeme Shinnie an prolonged four-match ban after shedding his enchantment in opposition to his Dingwall purple card an insult to the membership.
The Dons failed with their unfair dismissal case and the tribunal panel determined an additional recreation must be added underneath the Scottish Soccer Affiliation’s judicial panel protocol.
Shinnie was proven a straight purple card in stoppage time of Aberdeen’s 1-0 win over Ross County on Friday evening – following a VAR intervention – after following by way of on a powerful ball-winning problem on Jack Baldwin.
The midfielder was solely simply again from a one-match suspension after getting despatched off following two yellow playing cards in opposition to St Johnstone earlier in April.
The intense foul play offence in opposition to County carries an automated two-game ban and that was prolonged to 4 matches after his earlier purple card and the failed enchantment.
The extra punishment will be added underneath SFA guidelines if the declare both had no prospect of success, was an “abuse of course of or a delaying tactic” or was deemed to be “frivolous”.
Aberdeen mentioned in a press release: “Within the chilly mild of day, we very fastidiously thought-about the choice to enchantment Graeme Shinnie’s purple card eventually Friday’s recreation in opposition to Ross County.
“We ultimately determined to enchantment within the perception that it had benefit and an opportunity of success after watching the footage quite a few occasions, listening to the assorted skilled pundits on the matter and discussing it with the participant and the supervisor.
“In setting out our enchantment, we additionally reviewed comparable tackles within the Scottish Premiership within the final six months the place no less than two gamers, who’ve unintentionally caught an opponent within the observe by way of of a sort out and have been red-carded after VAR critiques, have had their ban over-turned on enchantment and their suspensions quashed.
“Every enchantment is heard by itself deserves, which signifies that no prior case/enchantment choices are thought-about. The authorized system for a whole bunch of years has used and relied upon prior circumstances as proof. We consider that the omission of those key prior enchantment findings will proceed to have an effect on consistency of decision-making.
“Scottish FA guidelines prohibit us from commenting publicly on such choices, however having been accused of presenting a frivolous enchantment our supporters have to know that this isn’t solely insulting to the membership however grossly unfair and fully unfaithful. So as to add an extra match ban appears ridiculously harsh and pointless.
“We’re publicly asking the Scottish FA to urgently evaluate our enchantment with a brand new panel.”
The four-game ban means Shinnie will miss Sunday’s go to of Rangers plus the Dons’ first three cinch Premiership matches after the cut up.
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