Dundee lose Dens Park fine appeal over call-off chaos as SFA boot out plea

Dundee have LOST their appeal against a hefty fine from the SPFL over the call-off chaos from last season.

The Dees were hit with a £186,000 fine for their pitch nightmare which saw five games postponed last term including their clash with Rangers which was called off twice. £120k of that was suspended unless yet another call-off comes in the near future but the club still attempted to fight what they felt was a harsh punishment. They attempted to have the Scottish FA arbitrate but they have reportedly booted out the argument after lawyers were drafted in to fight the call.

There has been a number of issues involving the Dens pitch after games against Ross County, Aberdeen and St Johnstone were delayed last season to add to the Gers palaver.

Repair work has been paid for by chiefs and money-men at the club but the decision to knock back their appeals will only prove costlier.

It's been reported recently that both Rangers and St Johnstone are now also chasing Dundee for compo after Gers had to stump up for hotel bills from the postponed games while McDiarmid Park was set aside as a contingency last season should the game not have been able to go ahead at Dens.