RANGERS defender Rob Kiernan was today cleared by the SFA after being charged with throwing a punch at Saints star Steven Anderson in the 1-1 draw with St Johnstone on December 28.
Kiernan had been charged and offered a two match ban but decided to reject the offer and take the matter to the SFA’s Disciplinary Tribunal.
The charge Kiernan faced was as follows:
Rule 200 – In that on or around the 42nd minute of the above match you committed an offence listed in the Schedule of Offences contained in Annex C to the Judicial Panel Protocol, namely A2, Violent Conduct. That you committed this offence by striking an opponent, namely Steven Anderson of St Johnstone Football Club, upon the body. That by committing this offence you breached Disciplinary Rule 200 of the Scottish FA’s Disciplinary Rules.
Having carefully considered the evidence the panel reached a verdict of Not Proven and the claim was dismissed.
Highlights of the match in question below.