Boruc charged over Rangers gesture

Celtic's Artur Boruc will face a disciplinary hearing on 16 September in relation to a gesture the Polish goalkeeper is alleged to have made to Rangers fans during last month's Glasgow derby.

Boruc is up before a Scottish Football Association (SFA) disciplinary committee on a charge of improper conduct after photographs published in Scottish newspapers appeared to show him making a one-fingered gesture during Celtic's 4-2 loss to Rangers at Parkhead on 31 August.

A statement on the SFA's website said: "Press photographs showing the player making a one-fingered gesture were considered by the review panel. The player has been called to appear before the disciplinary committee at its next meeting on 16 September.

"Before the meeting, the player has to respond with his comments on the alleged misconduct and to the material considered by the review panel. If the disciplinary committee finds the player to be guilty of improper conduct, it may impose any penalty on the player."