Rangers: Touchline bans for coaches but no decision on 'orderly fashion' case

Michael Beale was shown a red card late in Rangers' win at Celtic Park on 29 December
Michael Beale was shown a red card late in Rangers' win at Celtic Park on 29 December

A Scottish FA disciplinary case against Rangers for not acting "in an orderly fashion" in wins against Hibernian and Celtic in December has been adjourned.

Ibrox coaches Tom Culshaw and Michael Beale have been given touchline bans for their actions in those games.

Meanwhile, Hibs coach John Potter has been censured, and his club given a suspended £1500 fine.

Last month, the Ibrox club vowed to contest the charges "in the most robust manner possible".

However, after Thursday's scheduled hearing failed to reach a resolution, no new date has been has been scheduled to decide the case.

The Rangers charges covered gestures made by Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent at Celtic Park and a touchline bust-up at Easter Road.

Following separate charges, technical coach Culshaw was given an immediate one-match touchline ban for his part in the incident against Hibs, plus a suspended one-game ban which will expire at the end of the season. Hibs assistant manager John Potter, who was also charged with misconduct, was censured.

Members of the Rangers bench had reacted angrily to a red-card challenge from Ryan Porteous on Borna Barisic.

First-team coach Beale has received an immediate three-game ban with another two matches suspended. He was shown a red card at Celtic Park after disputing a late dismissal for Morelos.