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Boruc charged over Rangers gesture

SoccerNews in Scottish Premier League 9 Sep 2008

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Celtic’s Artur Boruc will face a disciplinary hearing on September 16 in relation to a gesture the Polish goalkeeper is alleged to have made to Rangers fans during last month’s Glasgow derby.

Boruc is up before a Scottish Football Association (SFA) disciplinary comittee on a charge of improper conduct after photographs published in Scottish newspapers appeared to show him making a one-fingered salute during Celtic’s 4-2 loss to Rangers at Parkhead on August 31.

The keeper had a match he’ll want to forget, being beaten at the near post for Daniel Cousin’s opening goal and fumbling a cross which set up former Celtic striker Kenny Miller for Rangers’s fourth goal.

All that came on top of a day when some newspapers printed stories regarding his private life.

A statement on the SFA’s website said: “Press photographs showing the player making a one-fingered gesture were considered by the review panel.

“The player has been called to appear before the disciplinary committee at its next meeting on September 16.

“Before the meeting, the player has to respond with his comments on the alleged misconduct and to the material considered by the review panel.

“If the disciplinary committee finds the player to be guilty of improper conduct, it may impose any penalty on the player.”

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