Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie faces a two-game ban after being charged with attempting to grab Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos by the genitals during Sunday’s Old Firm game.
Christie has been issued with a notice of complaint for violent conduct after what is deemed an “act of brutality”.
The Scotland midfielder reportedly needed emergency groin surgery after being injured in a tussle with Morelos in Rangers’ 2-1 win.
He will face a hearing on 6 January.
Christie had been booked for an earlier offence, but escaped punishment at the time from referee Kevin Clancy.
This time last year, Celtic claimed Christie was the victim of a similar offence – at the hands of Morelos – in Rangers’ 1-0 Old Firm win last Christmas, but the Colombian did not face any sanction.
However, Hearts forward Steven MacLean accepted a two-match suspension last November for grabbing Eboue Kouassi between the legs in the League Cup semi-final loss to Celtic.