St Mirren’s Esmael Goncalves served with notice of complaint for 'dive'
The attacker has been offered a two-game ban by Scottish FA compliance officer Vincent Lunny.
St Mirren attacker Esmael Goncalves has received a notice of compliant from Scottish FA compliance officer Vincent Lunny.
The player has been offered a two-match suspension or the opportunity to take the matter to a tribunal.
Goncalves has been charged with breaking Rule 202, which allows the Scottish FA to retrospectively punish a player for simulation if it is deemed he has caused a match official to make an incorrect decision.
Referee Bobby Madden pointed to the penalty spot after the forward went down under a challenge, which was outside the penalty area, by Emilio Izaguirre.
Paul McGowan converted the spot kick as Saints claimed a 1-1 draw against the SPL champions.
A statement on the Scottish FA webstie read: "Due to the Bank Holiday Monday, the third working day for the response is Thursday, 4th April and, accordingly, if the fixed penalty offer is refused, the hearing will take place on Thursday 11th April."