Aberdeen and Hearts have both been charged by the Scottish FA after a fracas during last weekend’s 2-1 win for the Jambos at Tynecastle.

The two clubs join Rangers and Celtic in being cited today for breaching Rule 204: “Where three or more players and/or members of Team Staff from one team are involved in a confrontation with opposing players and/or members of Team Staff of the opposing team during and/or directly after a match.”

30th March 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Aberdeen; Uche Ikpeazu of Hearts breaks through Aberdeen defence

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Both club’s charges were confirmed on the Scottish FA’s website and could see them both hit with hefty fines for failing to control their players.

The flare-up happened after a challenge from Dom Ball on Sean Clare and led to bookings for Dons duo Ball and Lewis Ferguson and Hearts pair John Souttar and Arnaud Djoum.

30th March 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Aberdeen; Connor McLennan of Aberdeen celebrates as he scores the opening goal of the game

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Both clubs have six days to respond to the charges and will appear at Hampden on April 25th to plead their case.

The two sides will meet again after the league split and it will be interesting to see if there is any carry-over from the Tynecastle clash that also saw striker Uche Ikpeazu knocked out cold.

30th March 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Aberdeen; Uche Ikpeazu of Hearts scores his sides second goal which made it 2-1

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The big Hearts striker has already seen a booking he picked up in that match for simulation rescinded after the SFA deemed that referee John Beaton got it wrong.

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