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Jim Duffy gets three-match ban over Easter Road bust-up

The Morton manager will be in the stand for two of his side's remaining league matches.

Ban: Duffy has been punished for his part.
Ban: Duffy has been punished for his part. SNS Group

Morton manager Jim Duffy has been banned for three matches by a Scottish FA disciplinary panel after a bust-up with Hibs counterpart Neil Lennon earlier this month.

He will sit out Championship games against Ayr United and Dunfermline, with the third match of the ban being suspended until the end of 2017.

The pair had to be physically separated after an incident during a match at Easter Road following a late tackle by Morton's Kudus Oyenuga on Jordon Forster.

Both managers were sent to the stand after the fracas, which also involved players and officials. 

A subsequent war of words broke out between the two with Lennon claiming Duffy had challenged him to a fight, something Duffy denied in a statement released through his club.

Both faced charges from the governing body with Lennon's hearing postponed until next week. 

Duffy was found guilty of aggressive behaviour and banned for three games. His assistant Craig McPherson was also charged but the complaint was withdrawn.

In addition, Morton were fined £750, £250 of which is suspended, for having three or more players or members of staff involved in the confrontation.

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