Templeton accepts two-match ban

  • Last Updated: August 14 2012, 14:23 BST

Hearts winger David Templeton has accepted a two-match ban for violent conduct in last weekend's clash with Hibernian.

David TempletonL Accepts a two-match suspension

The Scottish Football Association confirmed Templeton would serve the suspension immediately.

Templeton was issued with a notice of complaint by the SFA's compliance officer for allegedly kicking out at Hibernian defender James McPake during Sunday's Edinburgh derby at Easter Road, which ended 1-1.

Queen's Park skipper Ricky Little has also been issued with a notice of complaint and faces a charge of

"not acting in the best interests of Association Football and in particular by posting on Facebook improper comments of a threatening nature"'.

The offence is alleged to have taken place on or around August 5, with a newspaper report claiming Little used the social

networking site to threaten to injure Rangers players when both teams meet in the Irn-Bru Third Division this season.

Following the alleged incident, a statement from Queen's Park president Ross Caven on the club's website read: "Accompanied by our general manager and first-team coach I discussed the matter with the player immediately following last Saturday's game against Airdrie United.

"The player assured those present that the exchange represented no more than casual 'banter' amongst long-standing friends.

"He also confirmed that as far as he was aware the only people reading his postings would understand the flippant context in which they were made.

"This has proven to be a salutary lesson for Ricky as he is now fully aware that digital media is a very open form of communication and it can be unable to reflect the context of an exchange and therefore be mis-interpreted.

"Consequently, both Ricky and Queen's Park FC apologise for any anxiety which might have unintentionally been caused and the club will at an appropriate time contact Rangers to pass on a similar message.

"Ricky assured both myself, our general manager and our first-team coach that he would approach the Rangers ties within our Division Three campaign in the same sporting manner that he has approached all of his 124 appearances for our club to date."

His hearing will take place on Thursday, August 30.