After three days of debate from the Ibrox Covidiots the SFA have rejected their appeal against four match suspensions.
Nathan Patterson and four team mates picked up Valentine Day Fixed Penalties for breaking the law of the land by attending a west end party with five others.
Now more than two months later they will miss four matches starting with Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie against St Johnstone. The good news for Steven Gerrard is that James Tavernier made his first appearance in two months last night against St Johnstone in the SPFL.
The Ibrox skipper picked up a sore leg four days after Patterson’s Party, fortunately the lack of interest from the SFA allowed the starlet to deputise for Tav.
Back in August the SFA had a much more robust approach to breaking the law of the land.
When news emerged that Boli Bolingoli had taken a trip to Spain and refused to self-isolate Celtic had two matches postponed within 48 hours. After 18 days Bolingoli was suspended for three matches.
The Ibrox club had no matches postponed with the suspension starting on April 25 for offences committed on February 14.
Michael Nicholson of Celtic sits on the Professional Game Board of the SFA alongside Ian Maxwell, Neil Doncaster, Leslie Gray (SPFL), Ken Ferguson (SPFL), Duncan Fraser (SPFL), Finlay Noble (SHFL) and Tom Brown (SLFL). The Board is chaired by Mike Mulraney.
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