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Madjid Bougherra and El Hadji Diouf face further action

Madjid Bougherra and El Hadji Diouf at Celtic Park
Bougherra and Diouf are mentioned in the referee's report

By Brian McLauchlin

Rangers duo Madjid Bougherra and El Hadji Diouf are likely to face further punishment following their dismissals against Celtic on Wednesday.

Both receive automatic one-match bans in the Scottish Cup after being shown second yellow cards at Celtic Park.

But their behaviour is given further mention in Calum Murray's report.

Bougherra grabbed referee Murray's arm as he attempted to show him his card, while Diouf showed dissent then threw his shirt to Rangers fans in the crowd.

Algeria defender Bougherra was sent off minutes before the end of Rangers' 1-0 Scottish Cup fifth-round replay defeat.

Senegal forward Diouf was shown his red card following the final whistle.

As it stands, their bans only apply to next season's Scottish Cup ties, but the referee's report highlights those further incidents and the Scottish Football Association is likely to take action.

BBC Scotland revealed on Friday that Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Rangers assistant boss Ally McCoist face touchline bans after their heated exchange at the final whistle.

They were called into the referees' room following the game and informed that they would be reported by fourth official Iain Brines.

Lennon is facing an eight-match ban as his latest offence is the second time he has been reported for misconduct this season.

He had a six-match suspension reduced to four after a successful appeal on Thursday.

McCoist faces a two-game ban as it is his first offence.



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03 Mar 11 |  Rangers
Rangers fume after fiery Cup tie
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