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SFA charge Lennon and McCoist

March 10, 2011

Celtic boss Neil Lennon and Rangers assistant manager Ally McCoist have been charged with misconduct following the ugly scenes at the end of the Scottish Cup fifth round replay between the two sides on March 2.

Ugly scenes marred the Old Firm derby on March 2.
GettyImagesAlly McCoist and Neil Lennon had to be separated at the end of the Old Firm derby.

A Scottish FA statement read: "The Scottish FA can confirm that Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager, and Ally McCoist, the Rangers assistant manager, have been charged with misconduct relating to the Scottish Cup fifth-round replay.

"Mr Lennon will incur an automatic four-match suspension from the technical area, owing to a previous charge of misconduct, while Mr McCoist will incur a two-match suspension. These will be effective from March 16, 2011.

"In addition, the Rangers players, El-Hadji Diouf and Madjid Bougherra, have been informed that they will be reported to the disciplinary committee for misconduct of a significantly serious nature. These will be considered at the committee's next meeting, on April 12.''

Lennon was already subject of a four-match ban and already banished to the stands for the March 20 Co-operative Insurance Cup final with Rangers at Hampden Park, but now McCoist will join him in being banned from the touchline, unless he appeals the decision.