MOTHERWELL striker Chris Long face retrospective action from the SFA following an alleged ‘stamp’ on Scott Brown in Celtic’s 4-0 win at Fir Park last night.

TV pictures caught the forward appearing to stand on the Hoops skipper’s ankle.

Long avoided even a yellow card from referee Don Robertson over the incident, but could be in line for delayed punishment from SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte should he be adjudged to have deliberately landed on the midfielder.

Brown was left writhing in agony on the ground after the coming-together, but managed to recover and play the entire 90 minutes as the champions maintained their seven-point advantage in their bid for nine in a row.

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT…something lands in front of Leigh Griffiths as he prepares to take a free-kick. Pic: Sky Sports. 

It comes in the wake of a similar incident on Sunday when Leigh Griffiths was involved with Hamilton Accies’ Sam Woods, but no further action was taken following a flashpoint incident.

And 29-year-old Scotland international frontman was the target for missile-throwers during the win over Stephen Robinson’s outfit where he scored the second goal – his fourth in his return to the first team.

Griffiths was preparing to take a free-kick beside the home support’s Ultras section and Sky TV’s cameras highlighted an object landing in front of him as he stood over the ball.

Stewards quickly stepped in between the players and the fans at that end of the ground.

Motherwell now face a sweat to discover if action will be taken by the authorities.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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