Hearts forward Steven Naismith offered two-match ban by SFA for tackle on Scott Brown
Last Updated: 09/05/18 2:14pm
Hearts forward Steven Naismith has been offered a two-match ban by the Scottish FA following Sunday's game against Celtic.
The Scottish FA's Compliance Officer has served a notice of complaint to Naismith following his tackle on Scott Brown during Sunday's 3-1 Premiership defeat at Tynecastle.
Hearts have until 3pm on Thursday, May 10 to accept or reject the offer on behalf of the forward, who is still available to play in Wednesday's Edinburgh derby against Hibernian.
Naismith avoided a yellow card for the touchline tackle on Brown, but the incident was spotted and reported by SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was upset by the challenge and said after the game: "You only need to see it. The ball was gone and the follow through is there to see.
"The ball was well gone and it wasn't just late, it was very late. It will be just interesting to see what the authorities make of that."