Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna has been handed a two-game ban after the Dons failed in their bid to have his suspension overturned.
McKenna was issued with a fast-track notice of complaint by the Scottish FA on Wednesday offering the ban which the Dons rejected, prompting a hearing at Hampden Park this afternoon.
The Dons believed they had a case to throw out the punishment, stating that McKenna was making a clearance rather than a challenge on Odsonne Edouard.
Manager Derek McInnes expressed his surprise at the 21-year-old being cited and the club itself admitted it was shocked to see McKenna hauled up in front of the SFA disciplinary panel.
However, their complaints have fallen on deaf ears and McKenna will now sit out Saturday’s game to St Mirren and the trip to Tynecastle after the international break.
A Dons statement read: “The Fast Track Notice of Complaint issued to Scott McKenna by the Scottish FA has this afternoon been proven.
“As a result Scott will now face a two match suspension, effective immediately.
“The club is extremely disappointed with this outcome.”
His ban follows those of Shay Logan and Mikey Devlin, who the Dons also fought to have freed from their suspensions by the SFA but were unsuccessfully when they went to their hearings.
Devlin and Logan’s dismissals have been vehemently criticised by McInnes, with former Hamilton defender Devlin’s red card against Kilmarnock leading the Dons manager to brand the panel “incompetent”.