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Hibs’ Liam Craig faces violent conduct ban

Hibs' Liam Craig  faces an SFA rap for an incident with Ryan Stevenson.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Hibs' Liam Craig faces an SFA rap for an incident with Ryan Stevenson. Picture: Ian Rutherford

  • by ANGUS WRIGHT
 

HIBERNIAN midfielder Liam Craig faces a two-match ban for violent conduct after he was last night charged with trying to kick Hearts’ Ryan Stevenson in the face.

The incident is alleged to have taken place during Hearts’ 1-0 League Cup win at Easter Road on Wednesday.

Craig has until 3pm on Monday to respond to the notice of complaint from the Scottish FA. He remains free to play in tomorrow’s SPFL Premiership match against Motherwell at Fir Park, with a principal hearing date set for 7 November.

Craig has been accused of breaching disciplinary Rule 200, with the wording of the charge “violent conduct by kicking or attempting to kick an opposing player [namely Ryan Stevenson] in the face”.

If the complaint is upheld, the player will miss the following Premiership match – Hibs host Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday 9 November – and one match in the League Cup.

 

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