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Hibs manager John Hughes is handed a six-match ban

John Hughes
Hughes was served a six-match ban in April 2008 for indiscipline

Hibs boss John Hughes has been given a six-match ban by the Scottish Football Association after being sent to the stand for a third time in three years.

Hughes was dismissed during Hibs' 5-1 defeat by St Johnstone on Wednesday.

While manager of Falkirk, he was twice ordered from the dugout in the 2007/08 season, while Wednesday's altercation is his first as manager of Hibs.

Hughes has seven days to appeal from the date of notification, with the ban commencing two weeks after the match.

If Hughes does appeal, that will be heard by the SFA disciplinary committee when it meets on 16 March.

Otherwise, the suspension will take effect for the SPL game against Kilmarnock on 6 March and will end after the scheduled meeting with Celtic on 3 April.

In April 2008, Hughes was issued with a similar six-match ban following an altercation with referee Scott MacDonald during a match against St Mirren.

Hughes had already served a four-match suspension for a second disciplinary offence and his punishment increased because it was his third misconduct charge inside three years.



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Hughes admits to wrong selection
17 Feb 10 |  Hibernian
St Johnstone 5-1 Hibernian
17 Feb 10 |  Scottish Premier
Six-game dugout ban for Hughes
30 Apr 08 |  Falkirk


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