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By ESPN Staff

SFA to probe Hearts and Accies tunnel bust-up

The Scottish Football Association will "conduct a full investigation'' into the tunnel flare-up which followed Hamilton's 2-1 win over Hearts at New Douglas Park ou Sunday.

The visitors finished with nine men after captain Michael Stewart and defender Ismael Bouzid both picked up red cards. However, following an altercation between personnel from both clubs in the tunnel, witnessed by stand-side assistant Steven Craven and fourth official Euan Norris, it is understood referee David Somers effectively issued another three red cards.

The official will report Jambos' midfielder Ian Black for insulting and abusive behaviour and winger Suso Santana for violent conduct. Accies' substitute striker Leon Knight will also be reported for violent conduct.

It is understood that Hearts masseur Alan Robson will be reported, with Jambos' scorer Eggert Jonsson picking up a caution for dissent.

A spokesperson for the SFA said: "I can confirm that the Scottish FA will conduct a full investigation in to events that occurred in the aftermath of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game between Hamilton Academical and Heart of Midlothian.''

The Tynecastle club have now picked up 18 red cards in the last 18 months. Goals from James McArthur - his first for exactly a year - and Simon Mensing put the home side two ahead before Jonsson reduced the deficit.

Stewart received his marching orders just after the break for lashing out at Alex Neil while referee Somers issued a second yellow card to Bouzid with nine minutes remaining after he brought down James Wesolowski.

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