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It looks as if Celtic will get belated justice after it was revealed that Hearts’ Steven Naismith is set to be handed a ban for his horror challenge on Scott Brown.

The SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan is set to examine footage of the incident, and if the player is found guilty he will be handed a two match ban, as reported by the Edinburgh Evening News.

Naismith’s horror stamp on the prone Brown is just one of two challenges which the former Rangers attacker could have been censured for, the other a dreadful over the ball challenge on James Forrest, who was lucky not to end up with a serious injury.

It is good to see that the SFA, a much criticised organisation, look to have done their job correctly for once, and it looks like the Hoops will get justice for the incident which was missed by referee Bobby Madden.

Of course, if the decision is made not to censure Naismith then all hell will break loose, but the SFA won’t make that mistake, and Naismith is fortunate that the ban is not at least three games, as it was reckless and it looked as if he set out to ‘do’ the Hoops skipper, who had the last laugh in a 3-1 Hoops victory.

In other Celtic news, Hoops fans have reacted with hilarity to Rangers’ upcoming share issue

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