SFA won't punish McGregor
The SFA have confirmed that Rangers' Allan McGregor will not be punished for feigning injury against Hibs.
Last Updated: 22/08/10 4:42pm
The Scottish Football Association have confirmed that Rangers keeper Allan McGregor will not be punished for feigning injury against Hibernian.
Gers won the Easter Road contest thanks to Kenny Miller's second half hat-trick, although the opening 45 minutes had plenty of controversy and drama.
On the stroke of half time Kyle Lafferty and Kevin McBride were dismissed for violent conduct, but before that McGregor collapsed to the floor following an apparent butt from Derek Riordan.
Television replays clearly showed there was no contact between the pair and despite McGregor bouncing back to his feet swiftly he will not face repercussions from the SFA.
They are only able to hand out punishments if the incident in question resulted in the match officials coming to the wrong decision.
As McGregor's actions did not result in Riordan being unfairly treated by the referee, the SFA are powerless to act.
Both McGregor and Riordan were booked for their part in the incident, which echoed great similarity to Lafferty's actions in getting Aberdeen's Charlie Mulgrew sent off in May 2009, but that is where the matter will end.