Dundee United defender Mark Connolly has been charged by the SFA following an alleged breach of the coronavirus rules.
Connolly is accused of breaking two of the governing body’s rules concerning conduct of players.
His hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, October 1.
The first rule the Irishman is accused of breaking is 24.
It states: “A recognised football body, club, official, team official or other member of team staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall be subject to and shall comply with the Articles, the Laws of the Game and the rules, procedures and regulations, bye-laws and decisions of the Scottish FA.”
The second is 77, which reads: “A recognised football body, club, official, team official, other member of team staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall, at all times, act in the best interests of Association Football. Furthermore, such person or body shall not act in any manner which is improper or use any one, or a combination of, violent conduct, serious foul play, threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behaviour.”
Connolly has been at the centre of an internal United investigation following a complaint made by a city taxi driver concerning an alleged incident following a night out. He is currently ruled out of playing by a serious ankle injury.
In a brief statement, the Tannadice club confirmed they had received notification from the SFA, saying: “Dundee United confirms it has received a notice of complaint from the compliance officer in relation to an alleged breach of rules 24 and 77 by defender Mark Connolly.
“The club is co-operating fully with the Scottish FA on this matter and will make no further comment at this time.”
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