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Hearts’ Robbie Neilson issued with notice of complaint

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Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has been issued with a notice of complaint by the Scottish FA after being sent to the stand during the Tynecastle side’s 2-2 draw with Rangers on the final day of the Championship season.

He has been charged with allegedly using offensive, insulting and abusive language.


Neilson was sent to the stand by referee Calum Murray after Hearts had a penalty claim refused when Osman Sow went down in the box under a challenge from Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell.

Speaking after the game, the Hearts head coach admitted: “To be honest, I don’t think it was a penalty. There were a few other things building up before that that I thought were dubious to say the least. It was the first time I’ve been sent to the stand for shouting at an opposition player.”

The Scottish Championship winners made no comment on the charge other than to acknowledge it. They have until May 14th to respond to the charge with a hearing set for 11th June.

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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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