Arbroath manager Dick Campbell has been hit with a seven-match touchline ban for going on to the pitch to berate a referee in a recent Scottish Cup tie.
The veteran boss was charged with misconduct by the SFA after he stormed on to the playing surface during the 4-1 cup defeat at Ayr United on January 21.
Campbell was enraged by referee Mike Roncone’s decision not to award his side a penalty and he confronted the match official.
An independent panel found him guilty of misconduct and handed out a five-game touchline ban to be served immediately, with a further two games suspended until the end of the 2018/19 season.
Following the match, Campbell had explained his anger, saying that Roncone had blundered by failing to award a spot kick.
“I have never seen a more blatant penalty in my life – if it’s not a penalty he has to book the player for diving,” he said.
“Every Ayr United supporter saw it. I hope the supervisor questions the referee’s performance – the decisions he made today put us out of the cup and made a major impact on the game.
“There is no word in the English dictionary to describe why it’s not a penalty.”