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BANNED MACLEAN MAKES A BALLS OF IT

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STEVEN MACLEAN has paid a heavy price for grabbing Ebouie Kouassi’s privates in Celtic’s 3-0 Betfred League Cup romp at Murrayfield on Sunday.

The Hearts striker admitted the offence and accepted a two-game ban, missing tonight’s Edinburgh derby against Hibs at Tynecastle and the Hoops at Parkhead on Saturday.

MacLean, 36, was hit with an SFA notice of complaint yesterday after video footage caught him during the incident at a corner-kick.

He was charged with violent conduct – which comes with an automatic two match ban.

Craig Levein revealed he struggled to keep a straight face giving the veteran attacker a talking-to over what has been dubbed ‘Bawsgate’.

It’s likely his mood was in sharp contrast when the news came through the player was out of two crucial games.

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