St Mirren midfielder Greg Tansey has been issued with an SFA notice of complaint following his tackle on Hearts defender Clevid Dikamona.
Tansey was booked for the challenge during last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Tynecastle but the caution could now be upgraded to a red card for serious foul play.
St Mirren intend to appeal the decision. A hearing will take place on Thursday afternoon to determine whether the player receives a two-match ban.
Dikamona was angered by the challenge and, when later posting a video on Twitter highlighting the incident, he tagged the official SPFL account.
This was pounced upon by former Hibs midfielder John McGinn, the Aston Villa and Scotland man labelling Dikamona a “grass”.
The Hearts defender responded to McGinn, replying: “You’re probably the kind of player who does this, knowing you’re protected by a referee after ...”