as reported in dailyrecord.co.uk,

Hearts boss Craig Levein could still face SFA charges following his comments about referee Bobby Madden and one of his assistants in the wake of Sunday’s 2-1 Premiership defeat to Rangers.

Levein was furious, describing Madden’s performance as ‘abysmal’ and claiming his team played against 13 men when asked about the linesman’s decision to allow Alfredo Morelos’ offside winner to stand.

Compliance officer Clare Whyte has still not ruled out pursuing a case against the former Scotland manager.

As the matter is not time sensitive, Whyte is refusing to be rushed as she weighs up whether the 54-year-old breached any rules.

Craig Levein blasts referee Bobby Madden at full-time (Image: SNS Group) Read More

But Levein also said he should not face any punishment because Hibs counterpart Neil Lennon was not pulled up for making similar remarks following of his side’s loss to Celtic in October.

At the time, Lennon said: “We knew we were playing against 12 men – that makes it very difficult. I thought the referee was abysmal.”

Hearts felt they were the victims of a refereeing injustice for the second successive game on Wednesday evening when official Andrew Dallas awarded St Johnstone a controversial penalty after accusing Peter Haring of pulling Liam Gordon’s jersey in the box.

Matthew Kennedy converted from 12 yards to earn Saints a point in the 2-2 draw.

Speaking after the match, Levein said: “Have you seen it? What’s softer than soft?

“I’ve only seen three angles and I

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