Heckingbottom handed two-match ban

Last Updated: 10/10/19 7:39pm

Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom will have to sit in the stand for two games
Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom will have to sit in the stand for two games

Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom has been handed a three-match ban, one of which is suspended, for misconduct.

The Easter Road manager was sent off by referee Kevin Clancy following an outburst of frustration in the wake of Celtic’s leveller in the 1-1 Premiership draw in Leith last month and was given a notice of complaint.

Heckingbottom was found to have breached disciplinary Rule 203 – no member of team staff shall commit misconduct at a match – at a Scottish FA disciplinary hearing.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic
Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic

After a belated decision to award a foul to Celtic winger James Forrest had led to the visitors’ equaliser, Heckingbottom kicked a water bottle in frustration which struck assistant referee Alan Mulvanny.

The Englishman admitted afterwards he should not have done that, but also swore at fourth official Nick Walsh, which led to his dismissal.

Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom is sent off by referee Kevin Clancy during the Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road
Hibernian manager Paul Heckingbottom is sent off by referee Kevin Clancy during the Premiership match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road

Heckingbottom will sit in the stand for the next two fixtures, with the third game of the ban suspended until the end of the season.

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Source : Sky Sports