Robbie Neilson of Hearts and James McPake of Dundee indicted by Scottish Football Association | Football news


Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson and Dundee manager James McPake have both been charged with misconduct by the Scottish Football Association.

Neilson received two warnings as Hearts drew against Rangers in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox on Saturday and was offered a one-game suspension.

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McPake received a straight red card towards the end of his side’s 2-1 win over Aberdeen after appearing to return the ball to his dugout when Dons left-back Jack MacKenzie looked for a quick throw-in.

There is no fixed suspension for the Dundee boss, who faces a hearing on November 4 after already serving a misconduct ban this season.

Scott Brown (left) of Aberdeen exchanges words with Dundee manager James McPake during a Championship match between Dundee and Aberdeen at Kilmac Stadium in Dens Park on October 16, 2021, in Dundee, Scotland.  (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
McPake was embroiled in a sideline dispute over Dundee’s win over Aberdeen

If Neilson accepts his charge, he will miss his side’s Scottish Premiership game against Dundee at Tynecastle on Saturday.

Neilson received a yellow card at Ibrox on Saturday immediately after requesting the expulsion of Juninho Bacuna following the Rangers midfielder’s clash with Stephen Kingsley right next to him.

He appeared to clap and thumbs up at referee Don Robertson and was immediately shown another yellow and sent off.

Speaking after the match, Neilson said: “I’m more disappointed with the fourth official because the boy (Bacuna) grabbed Stephen Kingsley by the throat right in front of him. It’s a red card.

“So I complained about it and I complained again and got a second one. But when you come to these places, you’re not going to make the decisions.”


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