Mackay red card overturned

Dave Mackay is free to take his place in St Johnstone's line-up this weekend after his recent sending off against Celtic was overturned.

Last Updated: 22/08/14 at 10:13 Post Comment

Dave Mackay shown the red card for his 'foul' on Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter

Dave Mackay shown the red card for his 'foul' on Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Scottish Football Association's judicial panel rescinded the red card handed out to the Saints skipper during the second half of the 3-0 home defeat earlier this month.

Mackay was adjudged to have fouled Dutch winger Derk Boerrigter in the box resulting in a spot-kick converted by Nir Biton which put the champions 2-0 ahead.

Manager Tommy Wright was furious at the award of the penalty, and his full-back's dismissal, and lodged an immediate appeal.

Boerrigter was subsequently hit with a two-match ban for 'simulation' by the SFA compliance officer, who later found in Mackay's favour and formally overturned referee John Beaton's original decision.

The panel's verdict allows Mackay to take his place in the Saints' backline against Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park this Saturday (3.00pm).

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

B

alotelli would've scored if the goals height was 3 times higher too...

footyfan52
Rodgers defends Balotelli

A

s if storey would ever get invited on a stag do

dooby
Does Wenger Know He's To Blame?

I

disagree. We sit here in our ivory towers looking down our noses at people we perceive tio be thick, but if Harry Redknapp and Tim Sherwood can do it, frankly, anyone can.........

HarryBoulton
Roy: Rooney can become manager

Footer 365

Lee Clark sacked as Birmingham City manager

Birmingham have sacked manager Lee Clark and assistant boss Steve Watson.

Champions League: Chelsea without three key players for Maribor game

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be without three key players for Tuesday’s Champions League game with Maribor.

Brendan Rodgers defends Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli

Brendan Rodgers has defended Mario Balotelli, saying: "He would have scored if Steven Caulker had not put it in."

Mail Box

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

Quick, What's Happening At Palace?

It looks like we might need to give a bit more coverage to Crystal Palace after one reader compiled the number of mentions for each club on F365. Plus, more complaining...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property