Hearts and Hibernian charged with mass confrontation after violent scenes marred Edinburgh derby draw
- Hibs held on for a 0-0 draw with 10 men after sending off of Florian Kamberi
- Hearts had what would have been a stoppage-time winner disallowed for offside
- Neil Lennon was hit in the face by object as he celebrated goal being ruled out
- Zdenek Zlamal was apparently hit by a visiting fan as he went for the ball
Hearts and Hibernian face a stiff financial penalty after both clubs were charged with a mass confrontation during the controversial Edinburgh derby in October.
The capital duo have each been issued with notices of complaints from the Scottish Football Association following two second-half flash-points at Tynecastle.
The clubs have been charged with breaching rule 204, which carries a maximum fine of £10,000 in cases where ‘three or more players and/or members of team staff from one team are involved in a confrontation with opposing players and/or members of team staff of the opposing team during and/or directly after a match’.
Hibs manager Neil Lennon was struck in the face by an object thrown from the crowd
Lennon required medical treatment after being hit by a missile in the last moments of derby
The 0-0 draw was overshadowed by violent scenes which saw Hibs boss Neil Lennon struck with a coin, Jambos goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal the victim of punch to the face from a visiting supporter and both linesmen also targeted by missiles thrown from the terracing.
One of the incidents under scrutiny from SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte was sparked when Leith striker Flo Kamberi collided with Hearts midfielder Oliver Bozanic, earning the Swiss striker a second yellow card.
Both clubs have until next Monday to respond to the charge, with a principal hearing set for Thursday, November 15.
Hearts keeper Zdnek Zlamal was apparently hit by a visiting supporter as he went for the ball
Rumpus sparked by the sending-off of Florian Kamberi seemed to tip Tynecastle over the edge
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