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By ESPN Staff

Novo charged for Dons gesture

Rangers striker Nacho Novo has been charged with improper conduct for allegedly gesturing to Aberdeen supporters in last month's Scottish Premier League game at Pittodrie.

The striker found himself at the centre of a police investigation over an incident following Ranger's 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen.

The 30-year-old Spaniard was pictured with his shorts lowered beneath his buttocks as he left the pitch at the end of the game, but it is the alleged finger gesture that has landed him with a Scottish Football Association charge.

"The review panel today decided that there was a case to answer in respect of the alleged case of improper conduct on the part of Rangers player Nacho Novo, having allegedly gestured to Aberdeen supporters after the match on November 28," said an SFA spokesman. "Subsequently the matter is being referred to the disciplinary committee for investigation and/or consideration."

The case will be heard at the next disciplinary committee meeting on January 26, where Novo could be hit with a one-game ban.

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