Kent charged over Brown clash

Ryan Kent is facing a Scottish Football Association (SFA) charge following a violent clash with Celtic captain Scott Brown in Rangers' 2-1 Old Firm Derby defeat.

Liverpool loanee Kent appeared to throw a punch at Brown shortly after James Forrest struck the winning goal four minutes from time at Celtic Park on Sunday.

The incident was not seen by the match officials, but the SFA has opened a 'Fast Track' disciplinary case against the player.

In a statement, the SFA confirmed Kent allegedly breached Disciplinary Rule 200, which concerns: "Where any one of the sending off offences of (A1) serious foul play, (A2) violent conduct, and (A3) spitting at an opponent or other person is committed by a player at a match, but that sending off offence was not seen by any of the match officials at the time that it was committed the mandatory suspension for that sending off offence as provided for in Annex C of the Judicial Panel Protocol shall be applied to the player."

The case will be heard by a tribunal on Thursday.

Kent had earlier cancelled out Odsonne Edouard's opening goal, with Rangers down to 10 men after Alfredo Morelos was sent off for elbowing Brown.

Rangers' defeat saw them slip 13 points behind Premiership leaders Celtic after 31 matches.

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