St Johnstone defender Tam Scobbie has been issued with a notice of complaint over an alleged head-butting incident in last weekend's heated match against Hearts.
The Scottish Football Association issued the notice after viewing footage of a mass brawl towards the end of the 3-3 draw at McDiarmid Park.
The incident was missed by referee Brian Colvin and Scobbie completed the game in goal after home keeper Allan Mannus saw red for his part in the melee along with Hearts forward Ryan Stevenson.
The SFA compliance officer had given Scobbie until 3pm on Wednesday to respond to the violent conduct charge of 'head-butting or attempting to head-butt an opposing player, namely Brad McKay, during the match at St Johnstone'.
The former Scotland U21 international has been offered a two-match suspension for his part in the incident. Should he reject that, a hearing will take place at the governing body's Hampden headquarters on Thursday, January 23.
Scobbie has been cited under Rule 200 which states: No player shall commit offences in the Schedule of Offences in Annex C. (Such offences may be dealt with by a Fast Track Tribunal following a Compliance Officer Reference under the Judicial Panel Protocol).