Dundee United manager Mixu Paatelainen could be banned from the dugout when his players take on Hibs in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
The Finn has been issued with a notice of complaint by the SFA following his touchline exchanges with Dundee fans at the city derby last Sunday at Tannadice.
The Tangerines’ boss has been charged thus: “In that on or around the 91st minute you committed misconduct by shouting and gesticulating at away supporters.”
His hearing date has been set for Wednesday, April 13, which is just three days before United will fight it out with the Hibees for a place in the final against either Rangers or Celtic.
Should the decision result in a touchline ban then he will have to watch his team from the stand.
Paatelainen has not been offered a fixed suspension and has until next Friday, April 1, to respond to the notice of complaint.