Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne will not face disciplinary action over comments allegedly made to Rangers’ forward Alfredo Morelos.
Scottish Football Association charges against Gardyne were dropped after the 35-year-old was accused of violating an SFA rule that individuals should not use “threatening, abusive, indecent or abusive words or behavior”.
The Disciplinary Update page on the SFA website states that the notice of appeal was “withdrawn” prior to the hearing.
Gardyne denied saying anything discriminatory during the clash with the Scottish Premier League on December 6, on charges of using a homophobic bow.
County have taken no action against him following an internal investigation, and on Monday the club said in a statement: “Ross County FC today welcomes the SFA’s decision to withdraw the complaint sent to Michael Gardyne. We now consider the matter closed and will be it.” do not leave any further comment. “
Gardyne was booked by referee John Beaton for using foul and abusive language against a grounded Morelos during his team’s 4-0 loss.
Rangers defender Connor Goldson reacted angrily to Gardyne’s comment and Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard later claimed that “what was apparently said doesn’t belong on a soccer field”.
“Look, there is no place for it,” added Gerrard. “There is a campaign for these kinds of things to get them out of the game. We want to be at the forefront of supporting these campaigns.”
However, Gardyne’s agent Tom Callaghan later insisted that the only term the player used was to refer to Morelos as “f ** ny”.
It is assumed that there was no other comment that was taken up by the game masters.
County announced the results of its internal investigation on Dec. 14.
The Dingwall club said in a statement: “Following an incident involving Michael Gardyne during our last home game against Rangers, the club has now completed an internal investigation.
“As a result, the club will not take any further action against the player or make any further comments.”