MORTON manager Jim Duffy is to serve a two-match ban after admitting misconduct at the Hibernian match in March. The club has also been fined in connection with the incident.
A Scottish Football Association (SFA) disciplinary hearing regarding the fracas at the end of the game at Easter Road took place today.
Duffy admitted entered the technical area of Hibernian FC and adopting an aggressive attitude to Hibs manager Neil Lennon. He will serve a two-match suspension immediately. Morton have three league matches remaining this season as they fight for a play-off place in the Championship. Duffy will also be automatically banned for a further match if he commits another misconduct offence this year.
Morton also admitted misconduct in that three or more players and/or members of team staff were involved in a confrontation with opposing players and/or members of team staff. The club will have to pay £500. A further £250 would have to be paid if there is a further breach of the misconduct rule this year.
A charge against assistant manager Craig McPherson was withdrawn.
Morton have said they will not be commenting on the matter.
The incident arose following a red-card tackle by Morton player Kudus Oyenuga.
Misconduct complaints against Lennon and Hibs will be considered at a hearing on 25 April.