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Bad timing could see Robinson spend Betfred Cup final in Hampden stands after dismissal

 

By Andy Newport

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson is facing the prospect of a Hampden touchline ban following his dismissal in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

It is understood Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha will be handed a one-match ban following the pair's dismissal on Sunday, but Robinson will have to wait to learn his fate at a hearing.

The Ulsterman has previously been punished by the Scottish Football Association and that could be taken into account.

With a date for a hearing not yet set, Robinson could find himself the victim of bad timing and be forced to sit in the stand for the final against Celtic on November 26.

The 42-year-old was ordered to the stand by referee Steven McLean in the second half after arguing with Caixinha as the Rangers boss called for the official to send off Ryan Bowman following a clash with Fabio Cardoso.

While working as Motherwell's assistant boss, Robinson was hit with a three-match SFA ban in May 2016 after being sent to the stand against Aberdeen at Pittodrie moments after Keith Lasley received a red card.

On that occasion he was reported for "repeatedly adopting aggressive behaviour towards the fourth official, and repeatedly using offensive, abusing and insulting language".

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