SFA to ban Jim McIntyre – for agreeing with them :-/

Dunfermline boss Jim McIntyre facing SFA ban.. despite beaks agreeing with his view on Sone Aluko incident

Sone Aluko apparently took a dive at last weekends game at Ibrox

The SFA are ready to ban Jim McIntyre – for agreeing with them.

The’re expected to dish out a two-match suspension to the Dunfermline boss who criticised ref Steve Conroy’s Ibrox display in Rangers’ 2-1 win at the weekend.

McIntyre branded Conroy’s call to award Gers a penalty a disgrace after Aluko was ruled to have been brought down.

But even though the SFA are angry at McIntyre for his comments – they actually think he’s right.

Because last night law enforcement man Vincent Lunny hit Aluko with a two-game suspension for diving.

And incredibly they are limbering up to deal with McIntyre. The Pars gaffer is due in front of the Hampden hierarchy on December 22 for his outburst.

Sfa compliance officer Lunny reviewed McIntyre’s comments as well as studying footage of the challenge that saw Aluko offered a two-game fixed penalty.

But Rangers yesterday booted out that offer and have appealed the decision – which would see their new signing miss Saturday’s away clash with Hibs and next week’s home match with Inverness.

The case will now be heard today in the SFA’s new fast-track system. Yesterday East End Park chairman John Yorkston defended his manager’s character.

And he said: “I’ve always found Jim to be honest and truthful.

“When we get beaten or well beaten he says that.

“I’ve always found him to be 100 per cent honest in his assessment of games.

“It’s the first time I can recall him saying anything about a referee.

“This isn’t a question of whether the comments he made were correct or incorrect, the question is, ‘Did he break the rules about criticising the referee?’ “Jim’s now facing a two-match ban or he can appeal it and it could be increased to three to five games and the possibility of a fine if you lose the appeal.

“We haven’t received official word yet but it will be up to the manager to consider what he wants to do.”