Josh Windass won’t be given a suspension for his hand gesture made to Partick Thiste supporters.
This morning the Daily Record claimed that the midfielder would be offered a one match ban with Thursday set aside for a possible appeal.
STV Sport however have been informed that no action will be taken.
They reported: â€œWindass was captured on camera gesturing to Thistle fans while waiting for the ball to be returned for a throw-in and the incident was brought to the attention of the Scottish FA compliance officer.
â€œThe governing body’s disciplinary rules allow for the compliance officer to deal with serious incidents that match officials missed during games. However, Windass will not face action with the incident not being seen as “excessive misconduct” and not falling under any of the other regulations.
â€œIf offensive, insulting or abusing language or gestures are seen by the match officials then they can bring a red card and an automatic one-match suspension. That offence, covered under Scottish FA rule A5, used to be open for retrospective action, with the compliance officer offering a suspension or the option to take the matter to an independent panel.â€�
In the past Leigh Griffiths and Lee Higden have been suspended for gestures made to their own supporters but it seems that the SFA Compliance Officer has decided on a change of policy.
A suspension would have ruled the midfielder out of Saturday’s match with Celtic but Pedro Caixinha can now plan ahead for the former Accrington ace to be in his side.
No action will be taken against Alfredo Morelos who was caught on camera aiming two kicks at a Partick Thistle defender out of sight of Willie Collum.
Captain Lee Wallace faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up a groin strain in the 2-2 draw away to Partick on Friday night.