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MENGA FACES TV TRIAL

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LIVINGSTON’S bustling striker Dolly Menga faces trial by TV following his flashpoint incident with Ryan Christie in the 0-0 draw in West Lothian yesterday.

The Belgium-born frontman motioned his head into the face of the Hoops midfielder as they awaited a 24th-minute throw-in from Alan Lithgow – an action that was missed by referee Kevin Clancy and his officials.

Menga is now likely to be subject of an SFA compliance citation – as CQN suggested yesterday – for his act of aggression. There was a similar incident in the second-half when he bundled Christie into the net at a deadball situation.

Amazingly, that, too, was not spotted by the whistler or his team. Refreshingly and sportingly, the young Celt chose not to make the most of either crude challenge.

In the first-half, Menga and Christie jostled at the near post and TV pictures proved conclusively the Angolan international pushing his head in a violent manner into his opponent’s face.

Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers was in no doubt afterwards, as CQN reported: “He should have been sent off.

“I thought so in real time. I thought he gestured his head towards Ryan and when I saw it after the game he was very lucky to stay on the pitch.

“It wasn’t a great action by the player, so you can only assume they haven’t seen it.”

Menga could land a two-game ban if the SFA compliance officer deems he is guilty following his intimidating gestures.

 
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