Aberdeen accept Pawlett ban

Aberdeen winger Peter Pawlett will miss the rest of the season after the Dons accepted his two-match ban.

Last Updated: 09/05/13 at 14:39 Post Comment

Peter Pawlett: Aberdeen winger to serve two-match ban

Peter Pawlett: Aberdeen winger to serve two-match ban

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 22-year-old was issued with a notice of complaint by the SFA after he was accused of diving to win a penalty in Sunday's match against Dundee at Dens Park.

From the resulting spot-kick Niall McGinn scored to seal a 1-1 draw for the Dons - a result that relegated Dundee from the top flight.

The SFA offered the two-match ban to Pawlett as a punishment and Aberdeen decided not to appeal despite disagreeing with the verdict.

A club statement read: "The action the club has taken does in no way mean we are not backing our player.

"While there was undoubtedly contact in the incident, we feel we would rather draw a line under the situation.

"The trial by television and subsequent coverage in sections of the media had almost sealed Peter's fate and as a result it was felt an appeal would have been fruitless."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Liverpool boss says Raheem Sterling is being led by his agent in seeking a move

Brendan Rodgers says Raheem Sterling "is being led by his representative" and deserves the support of the Liverpool fans at Stoke on Sunday.

Bojan Krkic rehab going well says Stoke boss Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes is hopeful injured Stoke striker Bojan Krkic will be available by the start of next season.

Jose Mourinho happy to manage another English club in the future

Jose Mourinho would be prepared to take charge of another English club if Chelsea decide to replace him.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company