Ryan Porteous has been charged by the SFA over a clash with Aberdeen Christian Ramirez at Easter Road on Wednesday night.
The Hibernian defender went on to score the winning goal of the game that was also new manager Shaun Maloney’s first in charge.
Referee Alan Muir never booked the 22-year-old in the Premiership game that the Edinburgh side won 1-0.
However, the Scotland Under-21 player was issued with a fast-track notice of complaint on Christmas Eve.
Porteous has been charged under disciplinary rule 200, which includes serious foul play and violent conduct, and faces a tribunal hearing on December 30.
On his official Twitter account Ramirez on Thursday posted: “Seems unintentional?” with a series of emojis.