HEARTS have lost their appeal of Kevin McHattie’s red card.
The appeal was this morning dismissed by the SFA’s judicial panel.
The left back was given a red card in last weekend’s 2-1 home victory against Aberdeen. Referee Alan Muir then awarded the Dons a penalty from which Niall McGinn scored in the 68th minute to bring the SPFL encounter level at 1-1 and the Jambos with ten men.
But despair for the club turned to joy as Jordan McGhee popped up at the back post late on to seal a dramatic victory.
McHattie will now serve a one match ban, meaning he will miss Saturday’s trip to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Speaking to the club’s website, Hearts manager Gary Locke said: “I’m very disappointed at the outcome. We have to take it on the chin and move on. At least I know who is out for the weekend – Kevin and Danny Wilson are now suspended. I’ll have to look at things in terms of shaping a team.”