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‘CHEAT’ SCHALK TO BE CHARGED

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ROSS COUNTY cheat Alex Schalk is set to be charged today for his disgraceful dive to con blundering referee Don Robertson in the 2-2 draw at Dingwall.

The Dutchman will be cited under Disciplinary Rule 201 that relates to acts of simulation and comes with the offer of a fixed two-game suspension. 

SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan has studied video footage of the incident that sparked outrage.

Schalk threw himself to the ground – despite there being no contact with Hoops defender Erik Sviatchenko – to win a late penalty.

McGlennan is set to use the same retrospective punishment option for Schalk that saw Hearts’ Jamie Walker banned for two matches after being cited for diving to win a penalty during the opening game of the season against the Hoops.

Walker opted to contest that charge, but failed in his appeal.

However, it appears unlikely County will look to adopt a similar approach after the blatant nature of their player’s conduct during the game.

But if Schalk does opt to challenge the punishment a three-man independent judicial panel will decide his fate.

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