Kilmarnock boss Clarke brands SFA ‘unprofessional’

Steve Clarke.
Steve Clarke.

Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke has branded the Scottish Football Association “unprofessional” after Hampden bosses spelt his name wrong on his disciplinary charge.

The Rugby Park manager says he is looking forward to his day in court after insisting he stands by the comments that have landed him in trouble.

Clarke hit out at the SFA for their refusal to overturn the red card shown to Gary Dicker by referee Willie Collum against Hearts last month, claiming the decision was “pre-judged”.

But in the charge sheet sent to the Killie boss, his name was written Steven rather than the correct spelling of Stephen and that sparked a fresh volley.

He said: “Obviously we’re going to fight our corner. We’ll go to the hearing and put forward our case. I stand by everything I said in my statement – no retraction – so I look forward to the hearing.

“Maybe I’m being a little bit pedantic but I thought it was disrespectful that they spelt my name wrong, both on the front cover and inside. I won’t use the word amateurish but certainly unprofessional.”