The Scottish Football Association


Goncalves issued with notice of complaint

Tuesday, 02 April 2013

The Compliance Officer has issued the following Notice of Complaint:

Alleged Party in Breach: Esmael Goncalves, St Mirren FC
Match: St Mirren v Celtic - 31st March 2013
Disciplinary Rule(s) allegedly breached:

Disciplinary Rule 202 (Causing a match official to make an incorrect decision by committing an act of simulation.)

Fixed Suspension Offered: Yes (two matches)
Principal Hearing Date: Thursday, 11th April 2013
Mr Goncalves has until Thursday, 4th April 2013 to respond to the Notice of Complaint.

Due to the Bank Holiday Monday, the third working day for the response is Thursday, 4th April and, accordingly, if the fixed penalty offer is refused, the hearing will take place on Thursday 11th April.

Rule 202: No player shall cause a match official to make an incorrect decision and/or support an error of judgement on the part of a match official by an act of simulation.

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