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Edinburgh duo charged

The Scottish Football Association has charged Hearts' Jamie Walker and Hibernian's Lewis Stevenson after the pair clashed at the end of Sunday's Edinburgh derby.

The Tynecastle match, which ended 2-1 in favour of the home side, was a tempestuous affair with two players red- carded and six others booked.

In added time, Stevenson challenged Walker near the corner flag, a tackle that prompted a coming together between the two players; referee Willie Collum took no action at the time.

Stevenson was charged with 'serious foul play by stamping or attempting to stamp on an opposing player' while Walker's charge related to 'violent conduct by headbutting or attempting to headbutt an opposing player.'

Hearts announced that they will not contest the charge and therefore Walker will be banned for two matches, the Petrofac clash with Livngston on Wednesday and Saturday's league match with Raith Rovers.

Stevenson has until 3pm on Wednesday, August 20 to respond to his charge with a hearing planned for the following day if he does not accept the two-match penalty offered.