The actions of the SFA disciplinary panel on Tuesday September 20th sign now

We, the undersigned wish to present this petition in protest to the actions of the Scottish Football Association disciplinary panel for the date of Tuesday September 20th 2005.

On this day the panel convened to discuss the case of Neil Lennon of Celtic Football Club who on Saturday August 20th 2005 was guilty of both assault towards a matchday official and also of using foul and abusive language.

Following a similar incident last season it was agreed that for this type of incident a 5 match ban was to be considered, this disciplinary panel have decided to only give the player in question a 3 match ban.

Not that long ago UEFA informed all member associations that improper conduct towards an official was to be clamped down immediately it seems that the Scottish Football Association have refused to do this and given Neil Lennon an incredibly leniant sentence.

On the same day as the Neil Lennon case a Manchester United player , Wayne Rooney, was given a 2 match ban by the UEFA disciplinary panel for sarcastically clapping a matchday official which was a less serious crime than the one committed by neil Lennon.

Also with the sentence imposed they have also broken their rules by allowing the ban to run for both CIS Insurance Cup matches and Scottish premier League matches.

In the rule book it states that for a punishment obtained within one competition this punishment should only be applicible for this competition only. As a result of Celtic playing a CIS Insurance Cup game last night this means that the player is not serving the correct sentence and will be available for a very important clash between celtic and hearts which he should be missing.

We believe that the actions of the SFA disciplinary panel have been ridiculous and have failed to protect the matchday officials. They have not created a deterrant ay all to this and any player can look at this decision and know they can physically and verbally abuse an official as all they are going to get is an equivalent to a slap on the wrist.

We believe that this decision to be looked into and the length of the ban should be changed to accurately show the seriousness of the crime.

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Latest Signatures

  • 07 January 2016282. Rs H
    its no right ye know, how dae yees expect us tae win against 11 of them. It is SFA job to send off two per game so we can avoid embarrassment
  • 17 December 2015281. Shredder Marquez
    Tonight I dine on turtle soup!!!
  • 08 December 2015280. Richard B
    Yet again a player has been let away with thuggery, this need to be stamped out of the game and the only way to do it is to hit players with long bans, short bans sent out the message that their sort of behaviour is acceptable
  • 25 November 2015279. J H
    3 Match ban is a disgrace, a more fitting punishment is required
  • 24 November 2015278. Richard M
    very worried about the sign this gives out as to the future conduct of certain players and the lack of support for the officials who must feel without proper backing their job has just become an awful lot harder
  • 12 November 2015277. Mr B
    Excellent Smithers
  • 15 October 2015276. Mark S
  • 13 October 2015275. Crrrrroooouuuch
    For god's sake - I would give one of David murrays legs to have had mr lennon on a five match ban !.........does anyone else share in my disgust at the recent price hike in ultragrain bars - ecspecially the strawberry flavour ?
  • 08 October 2015274. Graeme B
    justice must be done
  • 30 September 2015273. Manwith E
    Watch the video, there was NO assault you thick gits, if that's assault you'd greet when tickled ya fuds
  • 07 September 2015272. Andy D
    It should have been a penalty to Ranjurs, wait a minute...
  • 28 August 2015271. Swoniboy King
    Never in my life have I heard such rubbish about a tory politician. Parks and recreation should be FUMING!!. Bring back the 30% discount. Students need to survive the winter also. Bush is to blame. Keep up the good work
  • 21 August 2015270. Christopher K
    I think that this way this ban has been handle is way out of order - it should've been a lot more
  • 05 August 2015269. Nipper Velazquez
    Disgrceful!! assualt should be dealt with in a harsher manner.
  • 23 July 2015268. Kenneth D
    Celtic players get favourable treatment because officials are scared they will be attacked in their own homes otherwise.
  • 21 July 2015267. Charlie W
    rules are rules
  • 15 July 2015266. Ref D
    I should be disciplined....!
  • 25 June 2015265. Ethel G
    I think he should have got no matches, it was all the fault of Stuart Dougal
  • 12 June 2015264. Davie Mccann
    Spineles decision by a toothless organisation. What examples have been set by our "professionals" to our youngsters...NONE. It is now open season on referees at EVERY level.
  • 07 June 2015263. Stuart D
    Oh aye that Neil Lennon's a horrible bad man, he said nasty rude words to me and my linesmen and its not fair, only I'm allowed to swear at players. No surrender etc etc
  • 24 May 2015262. Dobs Andf
    Oil & Water
  • 03 May 2015261. Dawn L
  • 27 April 2015260. The B
    What will I say gub ? How about the SFA are all vermin from the cradle to the grave? How was that gub ? See me, I can start ma very on threads now. ASDA, NOIQ
  • 25 April 2015259. Big Jockk
    neil great he doesnt even need to be vaselined up..
  • 20 April 2015258. Canadian S
    Haw Bill ive got yer grass ya fanny!
  • 19 April 2015257. Barry F
    Its nae bother tae by ra way, just let the guy do his thang, no wit ah mean big yin?
  • 08 April 2015256. Mozza Bright
    Neil Lennon has shamed himself on two occasions now when he has been on the losing side at Ibrox. His behaviour is fast becoming a safety issue at Ibrox and the SFA's failure to reprimand thuggish behaviour in the correct way underlines their obvious disr

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