Jim Goodwin: Aberdeen manager’s ban for Ryan Porteous remarks reduced
Manager Jim Goodwin will be banned from the touchline for Aberdeen’s next two matches after the club appealed against his initial six-game suspension.
Goodwin was charged following comments about Hibernian’s Ryan Porteous “conning” referees.
Porteous won a penalty in Hibs’ 3-1 win over Aberdeen in September, with the Dons’ Liam Scales sent off after his challenge resulted in a second booking.
The manager has already served one match in the stands.
A further two-match ban is suspended until the end of the season.
Aberdeen’s next two games are against Hibs and Livingston in the Scottish Premiership.
Goodwin had said: “You are always worried who is marking Ryan Porteous because you know what he is like, he’s won so many free-kicks and penalties for his conning of the referee.”
He admitted two Scottish FA rule breaches – having previously served a ban in April 2021 while at St Mirren – and was punished with an eight-match ban, with two of the games suspended until the end of the season.
Goodwin missed the 4-0 loss away to Dundee United while the club awaited the written reasons for the sanction – one they said they are “extremely disappointed” by – but subsequently returned to the dugout.