Rangers Women coach Craig McPherson handed ban over Old Firm headbutt

The Rangers coach has been handed a six-match ban over the incident that took place after a draw with Celtic.

Rangers Women coach Craig McPherson banned for six games over headbutt after Old Firm draw SNS Group

Rangers Women coach Craig McPherson has been handed a six match over his headbutt after the Old Firm draw last month.

McPherson admitted the charge of violent conduct at a disciplinary hearing with SFA chiefs on Thursday.

The incident took place following a 1-1 draw with Celtic at Broadwood at the end of March when the 52-year-old confronted opposing manager Fran Alonso from behind after a last minute equaliser.

He then appeared to aim a headbutt at the back of the Spaniard’s head before players and other coaches rushed in.

After the match Alonso also said he was called a “little rat” by the former professional player who had a spell as assistant manager at Greenock Morton.

McPherson later apologised and said he would “accept in full” any punishment.

The punishment will cover all competitions and come into force immediately.

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