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Ross County's Alex Schalk Accepts Two Match Ban for Dive

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Ross County striker Alex Schalk has accepted a two-game suspension for diving from the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer.

The 24-year-old was charged with committing "an act of simulation" to earn his side a penalty in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Celtic.

The fixed suspension was two games and Ross County have chosen not to challenge the decision.

Schalk will miss the Premiership games against Inverness CT and Motherwell.

In August, Hearts' Jamie Walker was also charged with breaching disciplinary rule 201 for diving in a game against Celtic and his appeal against the two-game suspension was dismissed.

Schalk's indiscretion came in the 88th minute at Dingwall, with Celtic leading 2-1, and Liam Boyce scored from the spot to earn County a draw.

The visitors' captain, Scott Brown, was later dismissed for a foul on Boyce, which Celtic have appealed against.

The hearing for that will be held on Thursday 27 April, allowing Brown to take part in Sunday's Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final.

That was an awful fast decision for a dive :whistle:

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9 minutes ago, RFCRobertson said:

That was an awful fast decision for a dive :pipe: 

Madness. Have the taigs made an appeal yet or are they waiting till the last minute. Maybe that's what they are doing with the child molesting stuff that the club covered up. Maybe they are waiting till last minute and going to appeal for the coaches to stop doing it before it goes to court 

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Just now, davis1986 said:

Madness. Have the taigs made an appeal yet or are they waiting till the last minute. Maybe that's what they are doing with the child molesting stuff that the club covered up. Maybe they are waiting till last minute and going to appeal for the coaches to stop doing it before it goes to court 

They made their appeal the same day as the county game, it was fast tracked. 

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Cheat

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So they can produce the evidence to convict someone, but not for an appeal..... 

Has a Celtic player ever been done for diving?

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Would be a booking during the game but retrospectively it's a 2 game ban? How does that work?

Also the SFA are dirty slimy bastards getting this dealt with so quickly. 

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3 hours ago, Domthenbud said:

Maybe a silly question but how can a decision on Schalk be made but legomuncher cannot be decided for another week.

 

Wondering this myself.

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3 hours ago, Domthenbud said:

Maybe a silly question but how can a decision on Schalk be made but legomuncher cannot be decided for another week.

 

I think we all know the answer to that one

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57 minutes ago, bluenose1975 said:

nothing to see here mr fenian compliance officer 🙈🙈🙈

It's amazing isn't it? No condemnation from the press or players claiming "cheat" but cue moral outrage at the Ross County player and the swift decision by the compliant officer thereafter.

So predictable, but still so annoying.

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3 hours ago, Domthenbud said:

Maybe a silly question but how can a decision on Schalk be made but legomuncher cannot be decided for another week.

 

Separate entities. One is compliance officer the other is appeals board.

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Quite right, horrible dive.

It's the aftermath that's got to me but, the victim mentality in full swing, the anyone but Celtic persona in overdrive. The press and everyone else turning a blind eye to Dembele's umpteen dives this season and making out this only happens against Celtic :lol:

Horrible fenian bastards the lot of them. 

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How can only Rangers players and players against Celtic only ever get done for this. Also as pointed out, if he done this in the match he would have been yellow carded. And what's the difference in diving and getting a penalty, and diving and not getting a penalty? Both must be worthy of a 2 game ban.

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8 hours ago, ricksen_da_best said:

How can only Rangers players and players against Celtic only ever get done for this. Also as pointed out, if he done this in the match he would have been yellow carded. And what's the difference in diving and getting a penalty, and diving and not getting a penalty? Both must be worthy of a 2 game ban.

Absolutely correct. There seems to be a belief that there are good dives and bad dives( nearly typed guys) esp the Andy walker fraternity. A dive is cheating no matter how it is accomplished and shud be penalised the same. There might be a case for saying award of a penalty is reward but it then gets complex and messy so I wud punish both the same.

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9 hours ago, there'sonlyoneamoruso said:

Separate entities. One is compliance officer the other is appeals board.

They are both cheeks of the same arse and if one can work so shud the other.

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3 minutes ago, Domthenbud said:

They are both cheeks of the same arse and if one can work so shud the other.

True, you'd almost think Paedo FC have control of the SFA and it's processes...

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Has there ever been any consistency when it comes to bans for diving?

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Hmm, one guy dives, his manager admits it and the player accepts the punishment, no appeal from his club so end of story.

Another guy puts in a dirty tackle, receives a red, his manager "doesn't have a problem with the sending off" however his club appeal meanwhile deliberately manipulating the system to ensure the player can play against their biggest rivals.

Both players made a mistake but who comes out of it with the most dignity?

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20 hours ago, Domthenbud said:

Maybe a silly question but how can a decision on Schalk be made but legomuncher cannot be decided for another week.

 

Same with Lennon. I see Duffy got a ban today but for some reason his isn't til next week even though it was the same game!!

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Not had an axe to grind with Brenda untill now, but if he's reading RM I've some advice for him. HD tv's are now cheap as chips and I advise him to invest in one , that way the next time his big striker acts the exact same way as Shalk did he'll not take the moral high ground. Obviously he has different standards of behaviour for his own players as some of Dembeles tumbles have been as blatant as Shalks and his Dundee swan lake was particularly bad and could have contributed to Hartleys sacking.

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On 19/04/2017 at 6:40 PM, Domthenbud said:

Maybe a silly question but how can a decision on Schalk be made but legomuncher cannot be decided for another week.

 

Simply because they appealed and Ross County never. Had they done so then Schalk would have been free this weekend with his appeal being heard next week also.  No conspiracy I'm afraid but incompetence abounds.

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