Kilmarnock striker Josh Magennis has been offered a two match ban by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer for allegedly headbutting team mate Jamie Hamill.
The pair clashed heads during Saturday’s 4-1 win over Partick Thistle when Magennis reacted to Hamill criticising him for fouling Thistle defender Conrad Balatoni.
Disciplinary Rule 200: In that at the above match you committed an offence listed in the Schedule of Offences contained in Section 3 of Annex C to the Judicial Panel Protocol, namely A2 Violent Conduct, by head-butting Jamie Hamill of Kilmarnock FC
The incident was missed by referee John Beaton, fresh from his own headbutting incident in Saudi Arabia.
Killie manager Gary Locke dismissed the incident, saying: “I thought they were trying to give each other a kiss to be honest.
“It showed that the two of them were desperate to win. As long as it doesn’t step over the mark then I don’t need to step in. And I thought they both produced fantastic performances. We should be talking about that. I wasn’t really that aware of it at the time. It was one of the backroom staff who brought it to my attention.
“It’s not something I’m overly bothered about. If they go over the score I’ll get involved. It happens every day in training. It shows that the spirit is there in the players – it was there for everyone to see today.
“They were fine in the shower afterwards, kissing each other. The two of them are strong characters and you need that if you want to be successful.”
The Northern Irishman has until 3pm on Wednesday to reply to the SFA’s notice of complaint.