Bruno Alves offered two-match ban for ‘violent conduct’

first_imgRangers defender Bruno Alves faces a two-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Scottish FA.The governing body’s compliance officer has issued a notice of complaint after Alves appeared to kick out at Motherwell striker Louis Moult during his side’s 2-0 loss in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday.The notice of complaint includes the offer of an immediate two-game ban if Alves accepts or the case could be taken to a fast track tribunal on Thursday if Rangers and the player decide to contest the decision.Alves would be suspended for Wednesday’s Premiership match against Kilmarnock and the weekend’s meeting with Hearts if an immediate ban is accept.  “After this kind of behaviour anything can happen but this is not football. I like physical contact and to play hard but this is too much and it’s not good behaviour.“This is not acceptable. I don’t want to find excuses for when we lose but today I’m really disappointed with this.” If the case went to an independent panel and the charge was proven, the veteran stopper would miss the match at Murrayfield and the home league match against Partick Thistle on November 4.Following the cup match on Sunday, which featured a number of controversial incidents on the pitch, Alves complained about the performance of referee Steven McLean.“I’m very disappointed for what happened on the pitch,” he said at full time.“We are always trying to play football, I do not like to speak about the referees but they can’t allow this kind of behaviour. It happens too many times and I’m really concerned about this.last_img

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