SFA to review Leitch video nasty

Motherwell captain Scott Leitch could face disciplinary action after he was caught on camera apparently head-butting Hibernian youngster Scott Brown during Saturday’s Bank of Scotland Premier League game.

Motherwell captain Scott Leitch could face disciplinary action after he was caught on camera apparently head-butting Hibernian youngster Scott Brown during Saturday’s Bank of Scotland Premier League game.

The incident took place after referee Willie Young awarded the Easter Road side a penalty, which Grant Brebner converted to leave Motherwell four points adrift at the bottom of the table with two games remaining.

The flash-point was missed by the official, but television pictures will be viewed by the Scottish Football Association’s video review panel.

If they decide to refer the case to the disciplinary committee, the Motherwell skipper could find himself facing a ban.

Both halves of the Old Firm have already been handed respective punishments since the introduction of the video review panel.

Celtic defender Bobo Balde was punished by the SFA after footage showed him raising an elbow against Hibernian’s Paul Fenwick last season.

And, more recently, Rangers star Lorenzo Amoruso was found guilty of spitting at Ayr United’s James Grady, leading to a four-match ban for the Italian defender.

Motherwell’s disciplinary record has been under the spotlight and they have picked up 11 red cards already this term, including a sending-off for Leitch.

An SFA spokesman confirmed: “The television pictures will be reviewed by the video review panel.

“They will have a look at the pictures over the next few days and decide whether there is a case to answer.

“If so, it will be referred to the disciplinary committee. If that happens, the disciplinary committee have the ability to impose sanctions on the player.”

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