THE SFA’S rulebook has been made to look a laughing stock after Hibs and Rangers were put in the dock - for smashing up advertising boards.
Compliance officer Tony McGlennan has finally issued his notice of complaint following the scenes of violence and chaos that marred the Scottish Cup final in May.
Astonishingly, the clubs are being jointly cited only for the damage caused to LED screens and advertising hoardings around the perimeter of the pitch, estimated at hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Hibs also been rapped because their fans ripped up sections of the turf and damaged goal posts as they celebrated their first win in the tournament in 114 years.
The Hampden Park pitch as well as advertising hoardings, right, were damaged
Incredibly, Hibs will face no action from the football authorities for the misbehaviour of their fans, who attacked Rangers players on the pitch after the game.
They will face no punishment for the fact thousands of their supporters invaded the pitch, initially in celebration at their side’s 3-2 victory, before hundreds ran to goad Rangers fans.
The Ibrox club will face no censure for the response of their fans, hundreds of whom came over the wall to confront their rivals, with fights breaking out on the pitch.
Rangers will also escape a rap after their fans sang banned anthem the Billy Boys in defiance as the Hibs fans approached their end of the ground.
Rangers refused to comment, while Hibs have been approached but have so far not responded.