Next Game

Motherwell v Celtic

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 12:45

Scots Prem

Tannadice Park

Last Game

Dundee Utd 0 - 2 Celtic

Saturday, 05 April 2014, 12:45

Scots Prem

SFA demand answers from Vine

Hibernian forward Rowan Vine has been charged by the Scottish Football Association for remarks he made on social media.

Last Updated: 08/11/13 at 15:02 Post Comment   

Rowan Vine: Hibernian striker faces a charge from the SFA

Rowan Vine: Hibernian striker faces a charge from the SFA

Vine breached SFA Disciplinary Rule 82 "By making offensive comments on Twitter suggesting the use of violence."

The 31-year-old made his comments towards Celtic manager Neil Lennon following the 1-1 draw between the teams at Easter Road on 19 October.

Lennon had criticised Hibernian's physical approach during the game in his post-match interview, and cited an example of a challenge from Vine.

But the former Luton, Birmingham, QPR and St Johnstone player responded on Twitter referring to an incident when former England skipper Alan Shearer had kicked Lennon in the face while the Irishman was playing at Leicester.

Lennon has been targeted with abuse on social network sites previously, and he was physically attacked by a Hearts supporter at Tynecastle in May 2011.

The SFA has set Vine's hearing for Thursday, 28 November, and the player has until Friday, 15 November to respond to the Notice of Complaint.

Asked about Vine being charged, Lennon said: "I am not surprised. I have been up before the authorities for tweeting myself so I am not surprised.

"I don't know if he will get any punishment or not, we will have to see what the hearing brings."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Champions League: Eden Hazard is in a race against time to be fit to face Atletico Madrid

Eden Hazard will need to return to full training quickly if he is to be considered for Tuesday's Champions League match.

Primera Liga: Leaders Atletico Madrid pull six points clear after 2-0 win over Elche

Joao Miranda and Diego Costa scored as Primera Liga leaders Atletico Madrid beat Elche 2-0 to pull six points clear.

Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property