Tyrone forward Tiernan McCann is reportedly facing an eight-week ban for his dive in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Monaghan at Croke Park on Saturday.
McCann hit the ground after having his hair tousled by Darren Hughes. The Monaghan centre-forward was subsequently sent off by referee Marty Duffy.
According to Tyrone GAA website TeamTalkMag.com, a source told them that the CCCC met today - after feeling increased pressure resulting from phone calls by 'Dublin-based media' - and decided that McCann should be handed the lengthy suspension.
McCann would in all likelihood appeal the ban in hope of being available for the All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry on August 23rd and a possible All-Ireland final on September 20th.
The possibility of the eight-week ban was also mentioned in today's Irish Sun by Gordon Manning with a source saying at the time "No decisions have been made yet, all incidents will be reviewed."
If McCann is issued with the punishment then it could possibly be for 'Misconduct Considered to Have Discredited the Association' the penalty for which is a minimum eight-week ban.
The news has caused plenty of reaction on Twitter.
If report of proposed 8-week ban for Tiernan McCann is true it's hard to see it sticking. No precedent for what is yellow card offence. #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) August 11, 2015
8 week ban for McCann? Where is the consistency? Where were the bans for Shields? Lundy? Even O'Shea? CCCC making it up as they go #GAA
— Anne-Marie (@thecailinrua) August 11, 2015
The GAA again choosing when to bother applying the rules according to what's said on The Sunday Game. The inconsistency is shocking
— Cahair O'Kane (@CahairOKane1) August 11, 2015
If the CCCC have proposed an 8 week ban for Tiernan McCann it is a worrying development. There will be some time wasted the next 3 weeks ??
— Tomás Colton (@TomasColton) August 11, 2015
Strong rumours Tiernan McCann has been handed an eight-week ban. That would seem....excessive. #GAA
— Niall McCoy (@McCoyNiall) August 11, 2015
To attempt to achieve an advantage by feigning a foul or injury, penalty is to caution offender. It does not equal an 8 week suspension #mad
— Philip Jordan (@PhilipJordan7) August 11, 2015
See also: Mickey Harte Has Had His Say On That Tiernan McCann Dive
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