Notice of complaint issued against Derk Boerrigter

Derk Boerrigter. Picture: SNS
Derk Boerrigter. Picture: SNS
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CELTIC winger Derk Boerrigter could face a ban for diving after being served with a notice of complaint by the Scottish Football Association.

The former Ajax player won a penalty for his side against St Johnstone on Wednesday after he went down in the box following a challenge from Dave Mackay.

The Parkhead side were awarded a penalty with Mackay also sent off in what referee John Beaton deemed was a goal scoring opportunity.

Nir Biton went on to convert from the spot and Ronny Deila’s side went on to win the match 3 - 0.

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright said after the match that Perth side planned to appeal the decision.

The Scottish FA has now served Boerrigter with a Notice of Complaint for alleged simulation and offered the player a fixed two-match suspension. Mackay has appealed his red card and subsequent suspension.

If Boerrigter does not accept the charge and offered suspension then his case will be heard at a disciplinary hearing on Thursday August 21. Mackay’s appeal has been scheduled for the same date.


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