Alexander set for SFA action after ex-Fifa referee analyses Celtic footage
Graham Alexander may be set for an SFA warning after he fumed over the decision not to award Motherwell a penalty in their 2-0 defeat to Celtic, according to Keith Hackett.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Fifa and Premier League referee suggested Alexander will not be hit with a formal charge but reminded of what he can and cannot say.
The Motherwell manager was adamant his side deserved a penalty after Boli Bolingoli appeared the handle the ball in his own penalty box.
Appeals for a spot-kick were waved away by the referee as Celtic held onto their 2-0 lead for a second successive away win in the Scottish Premiership.
As quoted by the Daily Record after the game, Alexander suggested referees were happy to award penalties against his side but not for.
He also cited an incident at Ibrox earlier on this season when he thought his side deserved a spot-kick.
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Asked for his assessment of the 50-year-old’s comments, Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I think the Scottish FA, in their normal way, might do it privately and offer some operational advice, in terms of what you can and cannot say.
“Managers do get frustrated. I would hope they can pick the phone up to somebody in charge of refereeing to get clarity, produce the DVD of the clips and express your concerns.”
Alexander, a 40-time Scotland international, took over Motherwell in January of this year after being sacked by Salford City.
He guided them to an eighth-place finish last season and they currently sit in sixth, six points behind leaders Rangers.