SFA hit Hearts boss with two match ban

Hearts boss Jim Jefferies must serve a two-match ban, although he will be free to take his place in the dugout for this weekend's Edinburgh derby with Hibernian.

Hearts boss Jim Jefferies must serve a two-match ban, although he will be free to take his place in the dugout for this weekend's Edinburgh derby with Hibernian.

Jefferies was found guilty of excessive misconduct by the Scottish Football Association's disciplinary committee over an incident during Hearts' 3-0 defeat to Celtic on 11th September.

Jefferies and the referee that day, Willie Collum, ironically come face-to-face again at Easter Road this Sunday.

Pending any appeal, Jefferies will serve the ban next Wednesday in the visit of title challengers Celtic and the trip to St Johnstone three days later.

The Hearts boss has already completed an automatic two-match dugout suspension for being sent to the stands at Parkhead but he has been hit with an additional sanction after Hampden officials investigated Collum's decision to report him for 'excessive misconduct'.

Jefferies has until Tuesday to appeal the decision

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