Ross County Hero has Charges Dropped
Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne has had a notice of complaint dropped by the Scottish Football association.
In a home fixture against Rangers, Gardyne was alleged to have directed a homophobic slur towards Columbian Alfredo Morelos. Steven Gerrard urged Ross County to investigate the incident post match after making strong claims on behalf of his players.
Gardyne, 35, was confronted by the compliance officer who decided to issue him with a notice of complaint, but has now dropped all charges ahead of the originally planned hearing. John Beaton, who was the referee on the day of the incident, has also confirmed that Gardyne’s version of events is accurate.
A Ross County statement on Twitter read; “Ross County FC today welcomes the SFA’s decision to withdraw the notice of complaint served to Michael Gardyne. We will now consider the matter closed and will be making no further comment.”
A positive piece of news for Ross County fans, as hero Gardyne can now get back on the pitch and help the Staggies beat the drop. The situation seemed to have been blown completely out of proportion by the rash claims of Rangers players.
Gardyne’s reputation remains fully intact amongst the Ross County fans.