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Motherwell director cited after Rangers penalty tweets

Andrew Wilson has been given a notice of complaint for criticising referee Bobby Madden.

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Motherwell director Andrew Wilson has been charged by the Scottish FA over a series of tweets that criticised referee Bobby Madden.

Madden was the match official during Motherwell’s 5-1 defeat to Rangers, with two of the goals coming from the penalty spot. Motherwell’s Bevis Mugabi and Liam Grimshaw were both penalised for handball under the controversial new rule.

Wilson tweeted during the game to claim that Motherwell'[s Tony Watt and Alan Campbell should both have been awarded penalties, saying “two penalties denied for us”.

He then tweeted “Farcical decision by Bobby Madden. Two pens to Rangers neither strong but second just ludicrous. 2 clear penalties for us denied. Was ever thus.”

He then replied to BBC journalist Tom English, claiming that Madden “has certainly been the most dangerous player on the field for Motherwell to cope with and strong in defence also.”

Scottish FA rules that prevent serious criticism of a match referee, or suggestions of bias or incompetence, apply to directors and club officials as well as management and players.

Wilson will now face a disciplinary hearing on October 29 when he will be asked to explain his comments.