Hibs reject O'Connor ban
Tribunal set for Thursday over claims that striker dived
Last Updated: October 3, 2011 8:29pm
Hibernian have turned down the offer of a two-match suspension for Garry O'Connor and will instead go to a Scottish Football Association tribunal.
O'Connor: Hibs want tribunal
St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes was angry with O'Connor after the striker won and then converted a penalty during last Wednesday's 3-2 win for Hibernian at Easter Road, claiming that he dived to earn the spot-kick
The SFA said in a statement on Monday night that Hibs had been given the choice of accepting an immediate ban for O'Connor, or to go to a tribunal, and they chose the latter option.
"In relation to an incident of alleged simulation involving Garry O'Connor in the recent match between Hibernian FC and St Johnstone FC, Hibernian were issued with a complaint from the compliance officer offering a standard two-match suspension," read an SFA statement.
"The club have chosen to refer the matter to a fast track tribunal, which will be convened on Thursday."