Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths has been hit with a one match ban for making an offensive gesture during his side’s Scottish Cup win at Cowdenbeath.
Griffiths was served with a Notice of Complaint by Scottish Football Association compliance officer Vincent Lunny after evidence from the match was reviewed.
Hibernian were offered the chance to accept a one match suspension or take the matter to a Fast Track tribunal and opted to have the case heard at Hampden.
The tribunal ruled that Griffiths was guilty of breaching Rule 200, which refers to offences typically punished by a red card, including using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures. He will now miss the Scottish Cup fifth round tie against Kilmarnock or Dundee.
The former Livingston, Dundee and Celtic player sat out a recent SPL fixture after accepting a ban for a gesture made to Rangers supporters during a league match in November.
Griffiths, who is on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season, has scored five goals in 19 games for Hibs this season.