Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

United consider broadcast ban

United consider broadcast ban

Dundee United are considering restricting access to TV stations following the three-game ban given to defender Gavin Gunning.

Gunning had an SFA notice of complaint upheld at a hearing at Hampden on Thursday following him being accused of "kicking" out at Celtic player Virgil van Dijk.

The Tayside club are now contemplating banning broadcasters BBC and STV because they believe their respective highlighting of the incident brought about the punishment.

The former Blackburn Rovers defender's offence actually went unpunished by referee Crawford Allan during the game itself, while United reckoned Hoops duo Scott Brown and Joe Ledley were let off with offences as a result of the TV companies not highlighting them.

"We have no problem with players being punished if they are in the wrong but we can't accept the inconsistency," commented a Tannadice source in the Dundee Courier. "There were other incidents in the Celtic game which were not highlighted by broadcasters and they have gone unpunished.

"To us it looks like the broadcasters are the ones who decide who gets called up by the SFA and who doesn't. If the SFA decide what cases will be brought up on the basis of who gets the most coverage, as it seems to be, then the system isn't fair."

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Friday September 6 2013
Time: 10:22PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee United 2 Dumbarton 2

Dundee United's hopes of runners-up position in the Championship took a blow with a 2-2 draw against Dumbarton at Tannadice.

On loan Tony Andreu headed them in front midway through the opening half but Robbie Thomson nodded a reply ten minutes from the break.

Lewis Vaughan then gave the visitors an advantage cancelled out by Thomas Mikkelsen with just over ten minutes remaining.

Striker Simon Murray lifted over inside the first minute for the hosts and later almost took adva

Stats: Dundee United v Dumbarton

All the stats from Dundee United (2) vs (2) Dumbarton, Tannadice, Sat 29th Apr 5.15pm Att: 5,107

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Dumbarton

Team line-ups for Dundee United v Dumbarton at Tannadice (kick-off 5.15pm).

Dundee United v Dumbarton

Dundee United are meeting Dumbarton in a later start on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 5.15pm).

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes83%
No17%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Celtic 34 30 4 0 94 69
2 Aberdeen 34 21 4 9 67 33
3 Rangers 34 16 10 8 58 10
4 St. Johnstone 34 15 7 12 52 6
5 Hearts 34 12 10 12 46 8
6 Partick 34 10 12 12 42 -3
7 Kilmarnock 34 8 14 12 38 -17
8 Ross County 34 8 12 14 36 -13
9 Dundee 34 9 6 19 33 -19
10 Hamilton 34 6 14 14 32 -20
11 Motherwell 34 8 8 18 32 -24
12 Inverness 34 4 13 17 25 -30
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

May 6 2017 3:00PM : Morton (a)
Scottish Championship
Vital Football Comment