Morton’s Kudus Oyenuga to face no further action over Hibs melee

Kudus Oyenuga's challenge sparked a furious bust-up at Easter Road
Kudus Oyenuga's challenge sparked a furious bust-up at Easter Road
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Morton striker Kudus Oyenuga has been told he will not face any further action from the Scottish Football Association over his part in last Wednesday’s Easter Road mayhem.

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon accused the Ton forward of feigning a headbutt to get defender Darren McGregor sent off in injury-time during the goalless draw, and branded the incident an ‘act of cowardice’.

But SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan has reviewed footage of the clash and deemed that there is not enough evidence to charge Oyenuga with a breach of disciplinary rule 201, causing a match official to make an incorrect decision by committing an act of simulation.

Oyenuga sparked the mass touchline melee following a reckless tackle on Hibs defender Jordon Forster.

The former Dundee United player was sent off for the challenge – he is halfway through serving a two-match ban and is ruled out of this weekend’s clash between Morton and Hibs at Cappielow – while McGregor was also shown a red card by referee Nick Walsh for violent conduct.

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon and Morton boss Jim Duffy also had to be separated during the furious bust-up before being ordered to the stand by Walsh.

McGlennan is still poring over footage of the melee before deciding what action to take against the Lennon and Duffy but Oyenuga has been told he will face no retrospective punishment.

Hibs have appealed McGregor’s red card and the case will be heard at Hampden on Thursday. The centre half will face an immediate two-match ban if it fails.