Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been hit with a touchline ban of three matches.
Lennon has been found guilty of misconduct by the Scottish Football Association after comments he made in a recent match against St Mirren were picked up by TV microphones.
The Hoops boss abused St Mirren's Jim Goodwin and although the player defended him, he has been found guilty and will serve another touchline ban.
"Clearly we are extremely surprised and disappointed by today's decision," read a statement.
"Fundamentally the particular disciplinary system in place is absurd - a system where such a case can be brought on the strength of two 'complaints' from people totally unconnected to the match in question, while a fourth official overseeing the technical area during the match makes no mention of any incident to the SFA.
"Despite even supportive comments from numerous individuals including Jim Goodwin himself, this judgement has been made, something which we find quite astonishing.
"It is clear that this decision will have huge repercussions for the game in Scotland and we are sure Hampden Stadium will be a very busy place now every Monday morning."