A Disciplinary Tribunal convened today in accordance with the Judicial Panel Protocol to consider the following case:

Alleged party in breach: Nadir Ciftci (Celtic FC, formerly of Dundee United FC)

Match: Dundee United v Dundee (SPFL Premiership), Sunday 24th May.

Disciplinary rule allegedly breached:

Disciplinary Rule 202: In that the above match you committed an act of Excessive Misconduct by biting Jim McAlister of Dundee FC upon his leg to his injury. That this act constituted an A2 Sending-Off Offence of Violent Conduct as provided for in Section 3 of Annex C to the Judicial Panel Protocol, and was aggravated by the degree of physical violence used.

Outcome: Breach established

Sanction: Eight match suspension to be applied as follows - Six match suspension applied with immediate effect, two matches suspended until the end of season 2015/16 to be applied in the event of any further breach of Rule 202.*

*Suspension applies to all domestic matches