Duff: Rudi spat on me
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dundee United defender Stuart Duff has called on the SFA to punish Rudi Skacel.Dundee United defender Stuart Duff has called on the Scottish FA to punish Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel for spitting on him.
Duff wants the SFA to use video evidence to charge the on-loan Marseille man after claiming that the Czech Republic international spat on him during a melee in Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Tannadice Park.
The melee resulted in red cards being issued to Dundee United's Barry Robson and Hearts' Frenchman Julien Brellier five minutes from time.
The former Scotland Under-21 international admitted feeling disgusted by Skacel's actions.
"It's a disgusting feeling to be spat on by another player," Duff told the Daily Record.
"I thought it was our free kick, so tried to get the ball back and in doing so, knocked it out of Skacel's hands.
"Then I felt this spit in my face. It's the first time something like this has ever happened and hopefully, it's the last.
"I know the referee missed it but I would expect him or someone else to have a look at the video to make it conclusive.
"I've no doubts it would be clear as day, as I'm rubbing my face at the time.
"Thankfully, I was able to give my face a good wash in the shower after the game."
It remains to be seen if the SFA take the matter any further following Duff's claims.