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Celtic midfielder Derk Boerrigter accepts two match ban

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Celtic midfielder Derk Boerrigter has accepted the Scottish FA’s notice of complaint for ‘simulation’ during Celtic’s 3-0 win over St.Johnstone last Wednesday.

The Dutchman was issued with the charge after he allegedly breached ‘Rule 201: Causing a match official to make an incorrect decision by committing an act of simulation’.

Boerrigter went down under a challenge from St.Johnstone defender Dave Mackay to win Celtic a penalty, which was converted by Nir Biton, however replays showed that Mackay made little contact with the former Ajax player.

Now Boerrigter has accepted the two match ban, rather than face a disciplinary tribunal, it means he will miss Celtic’s fixtures against Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dundee.

St Johnstone are currently appealing the red card shown to Mackay for his part in the incident.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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