Gunning fails in ban appeal

Dundee United defender Gavin Gunning has been suspended for three games by the Scottish Football Association.

Last Updated: 05/09/13 at 17:30 Post Comment

Gavin Gunning: Dundee United defender faces his second ban of the new season

Gavin Gunning: Dundee United defender faces his second ban of the new season

Gunning had been offered the ban after the SFA compliance officer reviewed footage from United's 1-0 reverse to Celtic last weekend.

The player decided on a personal hearing in Glasgow today, and the original decision has been upheld.

Gunning's punishment comes for kicking Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk off the ball during the Tannadice encounter.

A statement from the SFA read: "Compliance Officer Reference upheld and a three-match suspension applied."

Gunning was playing for just the second time this season on Saturday following an earlier sending-off against Hibernian.

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