Breaking: Nathan Oduwa handed 3 match ban for disrespecting Alloa opponent.
Rangers new loan signing Nathan Oduwa has been banned for 3 matches following a tribunal at Hampden park this morning.
Alloa defender Colin Hamilton was incensed after 19-year-old Oduwa, making his Rangers debut, allegedly “ripped the pish” out the former Brechin ace, during Sundays match.
Despite already being hammered 5-1 at home, Hamilton thought the players ‘rainbow flick’ was a step too far, and that Oduwa should be punished properly for his disgraceful antics.
Hamilton believes his Alloa side should be shown more respect, having completed at least 25 passes throughout the 90 minutes.
It’s well-known that this kind of skill and flair will not be tolerated in Scottish football under any circumstances, unless it’s against England at Wembley.
The SFA’s rules on exciting supporters are quite clear, and the player has been found guilty as a result, under the Disrespecting of Opponents Act (2015).
An SFA source commented; “Anyone who is directly involved with the act of deliberately trying to embarrass an opponent will be punished accordingly.”
“If a player is going to use skill, he must do so within the laws of the game and respect opponents at all times whilst doing so.”
The issue of Sporting Integrity has once again raised its ugly head, with fans questioning the legitimacy of Rangers win. Several high profile SFA members are now set to call an emergency meeting to discuss the validity of Rangers 3 points.
Scottish football supporters have accused the side playing out of Ibrox of bringing the game into disrepute, having used skill they quite clearly can’t afford.
It’s expected that Neil Doncaster will meet with chiefs over the coming days to decide whether Mark Warburton’s men should be stripped of their 5 goals or not.
Chief Advisor to the SFA and neutral board member Peter Lawell commented on the situation saying “Scottish Football does not need a skillful Rangers.”
Boss of title rivals Hibs, Alan Stubbs, also raised the issue at this mornings press conference. When asked if the flick was disrespectful, the Easter Road boss said “Scott Allan will not be sold to Rangers.”