By James Black
Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is facing a one-match touchline ban after being sent to the stands during the Scottish League Cup semi-final with Motherwell, according to a report.
The Daily Record report that Caixinha will now be offered a one-match ban by the Scottish FA compliance officer and will likely be in the stands when his side travel to Edinburgh this weekend to face Hearts at Murrayfield.
Caixinha and Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson were both sent packing in the aftermath of the challenge by Ryan Bowman on Fabio Cardoso which left the Rangers defender soaked in blood and nursing a broken nose.
Inexplicably, Bowman has avoided any action by the Scottish FA for the elbow on Cardoso.
Rangers defender Bruno Alves has already been offered a two-match ban by the Scottish FA for kicking out at Louis Moult – which was contended by the Glasgow club in a press statement – meaning that Caixinha has become the second Gers man from the weekend loss to be handed a punishment.
The Motherwell striker also flicked a boot towards Alves in the melee towards the end of the 2-0 Hampden win for ‘Well.
The Gers however have refused this and released a very strongly-worded statement criticising the SFA’s decision to only sanction Alves while ignoring Bowman’s elbow on Cardoso and Moult’s kick at Alves.
The SFA have yet to confirm Caixinha’s ban however it’s expected to be announced in the next 24 hours.
n other Rangers news, this Gers first-teamer has attended hospital after the game on Sunday.