The Scottish FA can confirm that the Compliance Officer has appealed against the sanction imposed on Steve Simonsen (Rangers FC) at a disciplinary hearing on February 12, 2015

An Appellate Tribunal will convene in due course to consider the appeal, which the Compliance Officer has stated under paragraph 14.3 of the Judicial Panel Protocol, on the basis that the sanction imposed was unduly lenient.

Original determination

Alleged Party in Breach: Steve Simonsen (Rangers FC)
Disciplinary Rule(s) allegedly breached:

1) Disciplinary Rule 33 (Season 2013/14): In that between 15th January 2014 and 22nd June 2014, both dates inclusive, you bet upon 13 football matches.

2) Disciplinary Rule 31 (Season 2014/15): In that between 6th September 2014 and 13th January 2015, both dates inclusive, you bet upon 37 matches.

Outcome: Breach proved.

Sanction: Two-match suspension (one match to be served immediately and one match suspended until the end of season 2014/15).