Inverness manager John Hughes faces wait to learn fate following referee remarks


BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Inverness manager John Hughes faces an anxious wait to discover if he is to be punished by the Scottish FA over comments about a referee after his hearing was postponed for a second time.

The case was initially due to be heard at Hampden on October 1 and after today’s scheduled meeting was also rearranged, Hughes is now set to learn his fate on November 5.

Hughes’ hearing has been rescheduled for November 5


Hughes’ questioned official Andrew Dallas’ ability to handle Premiership matches in the wake of Caley’s 1-1 draw at Dundee on August 29.

SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan issued Hughes with a Notice of Complaint over an alleged breach of Rule 72, ‘indicating incompetence’.

After the Dens Park clash, Hughes was quoted as saying: “What I will say is that I don’t think the referee is ready for the top-flight. He might be one day but not on this evidence.”