The Scottish Football Association is no Celtic supporters favorite organization at the moment, or for most of the club’s history. However, on Wednesday they got something right.
According to the Daily Record, the SFA have handed down a two-match suspension to Ross County striker Alex Schalk for his egregious flop against Celtic on the weekend.
Somehow that dive, which was seen by everyone including the ref, Don Robertson, could well see.
Despite Robertson’s egregious error, he’ll still be involved in the Scottish Cup semi-final tie against Sevco on Sunday afternoon at Hampden Park. That doesn’t appear to be changing, despite an obvious conflict of interest for the official who will man one of the two goal lines this weekend.
This is the second time this season someone has been handed a two-match ban from the SFA for diving against Celtic. Hearts winger Jamie Walker received the same punishment for his obvious dive in the SPFL opener.
It was the same result on the pitch, with Walker being awarded a penalty and Hearts converting on the dubious goal at best. The only difference? Celtic would go on to win the match and begin the unbeaten streak in domestic play that still stands today.
On a related note to the situation from this past weekend, Scott Brown’s appeal for “wrongful dismissal” will be heard on April 27 according the report from the Daily Record.