Morton striker Kudus Oyenuga will not face any Scottish FA punishment over ‘feigning headbutt’ during Hibs scuffle

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Morton striker Kudus Oyenuga has been told he will not face any further action from the Scottish FA over his part in the Easter Road mayhem.

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon accused the Ton marksman of feigning a head butt to get defender Darren McGregor sent off in injury-time during last Wednesday’s goal-less draw, and branded the incident an ‘act of cowardice’.

But SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan has reviewed footage of the coming together and deemed that there is not enough evidence to charge Oyenuga with a breach of disciplinary rule 201, causing a match official to make an incorrect decision by committing an act of simulation.

Oyenuga sparked the mass touchline melee following a reckless tackle on Hibs defender Jordon Forster.

The former Dundee United player was sent off for the challenge and is half-way through serving a two-match ban, while McGregor was also shown a red card by referee Nick Walsh for ‘head butting’ Oyenuga.

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon and Morton boss Jim Duffy also had to be seperated during the furious bust-up before being ordered to the stand by Walsh.

McGlennan is still poring over footage off the melee before deciding what action to take against Lennon and Duffy but Oyenuga has been told he will face no retrospective punishment.

Hibs have appealed McGregor’s red card and the case will be heard at Hampden on Thursday.

However, given that McGlennan has decided not to take action against Oyengua, Hibs could face a challenge in trying to clear McGregor’s name.

The centre-half, who played in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Dunfermline, will face an immediate two-match ban for violent conduct if his appeal fails.

News that Oyenuga will not face a separate probe is likely to infuriate Hibs head coach Lennon after he branded the player’s behaviour ‘embarrassing’.

Kyle Lafferty was fined by Rangers and handed a retrospective two-match ban by the Scottish FA after feigning a head butt and getting Charlie Mulgrew sent off during a game against Aberdeen in May 2009.

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