Hearts coach Robbie Neilson avoids touchline ban

Robbie Neilson arrives at Hampden for his hearing this morning. Pic: SNS
Robbie Neilson arrives at Hampden for his hearing this morning. Pic: SNS
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Robbie Neilson will be free to be in the dugout for Hearts’ opening match of the 2015/16 Premiership season after being issued with a censure for his dismissal during the final game of last season.

The Jambos head coach was sent to the stands against Rangers on May 2 and was subsequently issued with a notice of complaint by the SFA Compliance Officer Tony McGlennan.

Neilson was in danger of facing a touchline ban for his actions. However, after meeting with the Judicial Panel today, a censure was issued instead of a suspension.