SFA disciplinary panel upholds Cha Du Ri dismissal
Calum Murray's decision to send off the 31-year-old has been upheld despite Celtic's appeal to overturn it.
The decision to send off Cha Du Ri in Sunday's Glasgow derby has been upheld by the SFA judicial panel.
The Korean was deemed to have prevented an obvious goalscoring opportunity when he fouled Lee Wallace during the 3-2 defeat, and was sent off by referee Calum Murray.
Celtic decided to appeal the decision on Monday, believing that there was no obvious goalscoring opportunity presented to Wallace.
However, the SFA appeal panel have ruled that the original decision of the referee will stand and the player will now be suspended for this weekend's match with St Johnstone.
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell, who was at Hampden for a meeting of the Professional Game Board said: "Obviously we think it was the wrong decision and we’re disappointed."
Asked if he felt there was a "vendetta" against Celtic following the news that Neil Lennon had been called to account by the SFA for the third time in two weeks, Lawwell said he did not believe that to be the case but said that Celtic would respond to the SFA as and when necessary.
"Not at all," he said. "I’m only aware of two [letters] and we’re taking the appropriate advice and we’ll make the appropriate representations at the right time.