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Scott Brown ‘escapes’ punishment from SFA

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Scott Brown has apparently ‘escaped’ punishment from the SFA for an incident in the early stages of Celtic’s 1-1 draw against St Johnstone.

Former Ibrox star Micky O’Halloran was replaced after 26 minutes with The Sun deciding to probe whether Brown would face a retrospective punishment.

David Munro was the match referee, in typical fashion he opted to book St Johnstone players late on in the game to give the impression that he was clamping down on foul play.

The Sun reports:

THE SFA have looked into an incident involving Celtic skipper Scott Brown which left St Johnstone’s Michael O’Halloran crocked. 

But SunSport understands he won’t face any action. The Hoops midfielder connected with a trailing leg on the ex-Rangers man, leaving him with stud marks on his hip.

O’Halloran had to be substituted and boss Callum Davidson faces a sweat to see if he’ll be available for the weekend visit of Livingston. But the SFA are satisfied the contact was accidental.

The current SFA Compliance Officer will be moving on in the new year but appears to have been winding down since the new season started.

Devante Cole’s wild lunge into the thigh of Jeremie Frimpong was considered to be only a yellow card when Celtic won at Motherwell last month.

On Sunday Craig Bryson had a similar full-on swing at Tom Rogic in front of Munro that brought about a yellow rather than a red card.

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