Hamilton Academical face league probe
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Hamilton are likely to face a league probe after Rangers defender David Weir was hit by a coin during today's match at New Douglas Park. Weir was struck by the missile towards the end of Rangers' 1-0 victory, following an incident involving Hamilton's Alex Neil and Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson.

The coin went unnoticed by referee Craig Thomson and fourth official Willie Collum, but Accies have now promised to act swiftly. If Hamilton manage to identify the supporter responsible, they face a ban from the Lanarkshire club.

Safety officer Tom Purdie said: "I didn't see it happen. I was looking up the tunnel at the time and it was just drawn to my attention. It was a five pence coin and we will carry out our own internal investigation on Monday.

"Neither the referee nor the fourth official spotted it and Rangers aren't making an issue out of it," he said. "The police came over to try and ascertain where it came from, but it could have come from anywhere and you cannot legislate for that.

"You can have the best stewarding or policing. Hopefully the CCTV cameras will pick something up when we go back through it. I've spoken to SPL [Scottish Premier League] delegate Alex Smith about it. He didn't see the incident either and whether it's contained in his report I don't know. We will carry out our own inquiry anyway."

Accies boss Billy Reid added: "If someone threw something, that's hugely disappointing. That's not what this football club is about. If it has hurt David Weir, then we apologise."

Weir was not injured during the incident and Rangers manager Walter Smith added: "He was hit by a coin, but he is fine."