Thursday 18 January 2018

Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci hit with six-game ban for derby bite

Celtic's Nadir Ciftci
Celtic's Nadir Ciftci

Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci will miss the first six games of the domestic season after being found guilty of a biting offence.

The summer signing from Dundee United received an eight-game ban - two of which are suspended - after being found guilty of biting Jim McAlister during a Dundee derby on the final day of last season.

The 23-year-old Turkish striker had denied the offence but was found guilty of excessive misconduct by a judicial panel convened by the Scottish Football Association.

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