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Hibernian’s Fraser Fyvie banned for two matches for faking headbutt

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Hibernian midfielder has been banned for two matches after he accepted a charge from the Scottish FA’s compliance officer for faking a headbutt.

Fyvie was cited by the Scottish FA after he fell to the ground holding his face following a confrontation with Rangers player Andrew Halliday who took exception to a challenge from the midfielder. With the Rangers player also kicking out at Fyvie before Fyvie went down holding his face.

Halliday was shown a red card following the incident by referee Bobby Madden during Rangers’ 4-2 win over Hibs at Ibrox.

The former Aberdeen and Wigan player was charged under Disciplinary Rule 201:

“In that at the above match you committed an act of simulation in that you feigned that you had received a blow to the face or head from Andrew Halliday of Rangers FC. That this act of simulation supported an error of judgement by the Match Referee that Andrew Halliday had head-butted you upon the face or head, and caused the Match Referee to make an incorrect decision to dismiss Andrew Halliday for the offence of violent conduct.”

Fyvie’s ban is to be served immediately and will miss Saturday’s Championship clash with Raith Rovers and the Scottish Cup tie against Raith Rovers the following week.

Meanwhile, Rangers midfielder Andrew Halliday’s appeal against his sending off will be heard next Thursday.

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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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