Hearts & Partick Thistle charged by SFA for relegation legal case


The SFA has set a date of 6 August for the disciplinary case

Hearts and Partick Thistle say they are “incredulous” that the Scottish FA has charged them for taking legal action to overturn their relegations.

A court referred their case against the SPFL to arbitration which is due take place in the coming days.

The SFA says that by not using arbitration in the first instance, the clubs breached their rules.

Hearts, relegated from the Premiership, and Thistle, from the Championship, want SFA proceedings to be delayed.

The governing body has set a date of 6 August for the disciplinary case to be heard.

“We are incredulous to have received a notice of complaint from the SFA in the circumstances,” their joint statement said.