Inverness CT boss: Dani Lopez suspension shows Caley Jags' values
The Spanish striker was dismissed for allegedly spitting at a St Johnstone player.
John Hughes believes Inverness CT's suspension of striker Dani Lopez demonstrates the values and principles held by the Highland club.
The Spaniard has been told to stay away from the Caley Jags after allegedly spitting at a St Johnstone player in Tuesday's Under-20s game between the two clubs.
Hughes condemned Lopez's alleged behaviour and admitted that the club has a decision to make with regards to further action.
"We feel we’ve taken the right action by telling him to stay away from the club and that sends a message out to the whole of Scottish football and all the young kids," he said.
The Inverness CT boss even confessed that he would have understood had the St Johnstone player lashed out following the alleged incident.
"Allegedly what he’s done, there’s no place for that in Scottish football.
"If that is the case there’s no place for that in society, never mind on a football pitch.
"If that is the case I wouldn’t even mind if they turned around and stuck one right on his chin, because there’s no place for that."
"I feel the way we’ve dealt with it lets people know we have fantastic values at this club.
"Nobody is outwith those values and rules we set at the club. There’s nobody bigger than the club.
"I think we have to sit down, I think we have to be calculated in what we do. "