Kris Boyd escapes ban over Forster ‘headbutt’

Rangers striker Kris Boyd

Rangers striker Kris Boyd

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RANGERS striker Kris Boyd is free to play for his club after appealing a proposed two-game ban for headbutting Hibs defender Jordon Forster.

An independent disciplinary tribunal delivered a “not proven” verdict on Boyd after studying the incident, which took place during Hibs’ 3-1 league win at Ibrox last month.

The Scottish Football Association had issued notices of complaint against Boyd and his Rangers colleague Bilel Mohsni for violent conduct during the match. Mohsni accepted the offer of a two-game ban but Boyd chose to contest his and has succeeded in avoiding a suspension.

He is now free to continue playing for Rangers but his club have no fixture this weekend. Their match against Cowdenbeath has been postponed due to the international fixtures and they face Raith Rovers at Ibrox in the Scottish Championship on Saturday week.