Ryan Christie Faces Ban for genital grab

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Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie will face a hearing on January 6, for grabbing Rangers Striker Alfredo Morelos by the genitals. During this hearing it will be decided if he will face a two-game ban after Sundays’s Old Firm Game.

Christie has been issued with a notice of complaint for violent conduct after what is deemed an “act of brutality”. Earlier, Christie was also booked for an offense, but escaped punishment at the time from referee Kevin Clancy.

Morelos is reportedly undergoing an emergency groin surgery after being injured in a tussle during Rangers 2-1 win.

Celtic now claim that around this time last year, Christie was a victim in a similar offense at the hands of Morelos. Celtic also say the Colombian did not face any sanction during their 1-0 defeat at the time. Fan have expressed their displeasure with the referee’s call and said Christie and Morelos issues seem as if it steams deeper than just football. Some fans also went on saying a two game ban was just a bit overboard as one would have be justified.

Talk about a ban for each testicle! Yikes.

Christie who was born in Scotland, today is the son of footballer Charlie Christie, who was playing for Caledonian Thistle at the time and who had previously been a reserve player with Celtic.

Coincidentally, Hearts forward Steven MacLean was given a two-match suspension last November after grabbing Eboue Kouassi between the legs in the League Cup semi-final loss to Celtic.

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