By David Woods

9th Feb, 2021 | 8:10pm

Tam Cowan shocked as SFA put Roofe hearing back 24 hours

BBC journalist Tam Cowan has said that he is “absolutely staggered” that the Kemar Roofe hearing has been put back 24 hours.

Roofe was cited for his challenge on midfielder Murray Davidson in the game against St Johnstone, much to the frustration of Steven Gerrard.

He won’t be any happier that the hearing has been put back until Wednesday after the same thing happened with Albian Ajeti at Celtic.

Talking on The Football Show on Tuesday Cowan said, “I’m absolutely staggered that the hearings for Ajaeti and Kemar Roofe have been held over again for 24 hours.

“In this era, when all the meetings will be done via Zoom or Facebook Live, why do these things keep getting delayed and delayed and delayed?

“I cannot see why all the hold-ups are happening.”

The Football Show host Peter Martin said, “I’m sure someone at the SFA or the SPFL will come up with some quality spin that will explain it all away for us. But we’re going to have to wait another 24 hours for the Kemar Roofe decision.”

Surprised? Not surprised 

Cowan might be absolutely staggered but we’re not.

We’ve written a lot about the state of the people running the game in Scotland and this is just another example of the poor management at the top.

Gerrard was unhappy that his preparation for the Hamilton game was thrown into disarray by the news and now the hearing is threatening the preparation for the Killie game on Saturday.

Roofe was booked by referee David Munro in the 1-0 win against St Johnstone and that was surely enough.

We’re already having to do without Alfredo Morelos after he was hit with retrospective action.

Roofe could now miss out at the weekend, too.

It’s a good job that the Gers squad is so deep but playing without Morelos and Roofe will still hurt our chances in the game.

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