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Hibs star taunts Lafferty as Hearts striker may face ban following Edinburgh derby

By Graham Luney

Kyle Lafferty is sweating on disciplinary action after appearing to catch Efe Ambrose in the face during the Edinburgh derby.

The Northern Ireland international could be hit with a Scottish FA ban for striking out at former Celtic defender Ambrose during the heated match at Easter Road.

Former Rangers frontman Lafferty endured a frustrating evening on Tuesday as Hibs recorded a 1-0 win courtesy of a Simon Murray goal to leapfrog their city rivals in the table.

Footage shows the Nigerian international fall to the ground after being caught in the face by Lafferty's hand.

The 30-year-old could now face action from SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan, who handed a two-match ban to Rangers star Bruno Alves for kicking out at Motherwell's Louis Moult at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Hibs ace Martin Boyle taunted Lafferty on Twitter after the derby win - for saying he was relieved to be a Jambos player.

Just over an hour after the full-time whistle the 24-year-old posted a 'blowing a kiss' emoji at Lafferty's pre-match tweet.

The Fermanagh man wrote: "So first Edinburgh derby it is for me. Excited to be involved tonight and even more relieved to be on the right side of it."

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