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Celtic's Boerrigter accepts two game diving ban

The winger was found to have been guilty of simulation retrospectively.

Derk Boerrigter didn't contest the charge.
Derk Boerrigter didn't contest the charge.
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CELTIC WINGER DERK BOERRIGTER accepted a two-match ban for diving last night.

Boerrigter was handed the punishment after the Scottish Football Association’s compliance officer accused him of simulation over the penalty that put Celtic 2-0 up against St Johnstone last week.

The SFA has now confirmed that Celtic and their player will not challenge the ban.

Boerrigter went down following a delay after being brushed by St Johnstone defender Dave Mackay, who was shown a straight red card by referee John Beaton.

Nir Biton converted before Celtic wrapped up a 3-0 Scottish Premiership win.

St Johnstone appealed against that decision and Mackay now looks likely to be cleared at a hearing on Thursday.

Boerrigter will miss Celtic’s league games against Inverness and Dundee but will be available to play Maribor in the Champions League this week.

- © AFP, 2014

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