STV Sport sponsored by Papa Johns

Celtic hit with two SFA charges of team misconduct

The champions have been cited for failing to control their players in two match.

Celtic hit with two SFA charges of team misconduct SNS

Celtic have been charged by the Scottish FA over confrontations in games against Partick and Hamilton, with Accies also called to account by the governing body.

The SFA’s compliance offer has issued notices of complaint to the clubs alleging misconduct by players in both games.

The charge comes 24 hours after it was revealed that Leigh Griffiths would not face further action over an alleged stamping incident during the win over Accies.

The charges are all under rule 204, which states ” All clubs and recognised football bodies shall procure that its officials, team staff, employees and players conduct themselves in an orderly fashion at all times during and/or after a match.

“In particular, clubs and recognised football bodies are responsible for ensuring that its officials, team staff, employees and players refrain from any one or a combination of the following: (a) becoming involved in a confrontation (b) conduct that is likely to lead to or to exacerbate or prolong a hostile or argumentative situation with players and/or team staff from the opposing team and/or match officials (c) conduct that may otherwise incite disorder.”

Both Celtic and Accies have been summoned to principal hearings on February 20.

If found to have broken the rules, the clubs are likely to face a fine.