Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack cleared over off-the-ball incident

Graham Stack and Kyle Lafferty

Hibernian goalkeeper Graham Stack will not be punished for a clash with Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty.

The Scottish Football Association's compliance officer studied footage of the off-the-ball incident during Hibs' 1-0 defeat at Ibrox.

Television pictures showed Stack appeared to hit out at Lafferty with an arm, but no action will be taken.

Steven Naismith became the first player to receive retrospective punishment under the new system last week.

The Rangers striker was given a two-match suspension for elbowing Dunfermline's Austin McCann.

Meanwhile, Hibs striker Garry O'Connor faces a tribunal on Thursday after the club refused the offer of a two-match ban for alleged simulation after he won his side a penalty during last week's 3-2 victory over St Johnstone.

On Hibs' goalkeeper, an SFA statement read: "Following a review of an incident involving Graham Stack during Hibernian's Clydesdale Bank Premier League match against Rangers, fast track proceedings against the goalkeeper will not be initiated."

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