Brendan Rodgers has been hit with a two-game ban after a Scottish FA disciplinary hearing.

The Celtic manager had been cited by the authorities after his furious comments on refereeing "incompetence" in Celtic's loss to Hearts.

The Northern Irishman will miss the weekend's match against Livingston - but will be back in the dugout for his side's crucial away clash at Rangers a week later.

That's because one of the games is suspended between now and the end of the season.

The decision has just broken following a hearing at Hampden.

Rodgers had launched a scathing verdict on the officials as he blasted the decision to send off Yang for a high boot before Tomoki Iwata was penalised for handball leading to a penalty.

Rodgers was charged under Rule No72 Article 96.1 which states: “No recognised football body, club, official, team official under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA, shall in an interview or in any other manner calculated or likely to lead to publicity (i) criticise the decision(s) and/or performance(s) of any or all match official(s) in such a way as to indicate bias or incompetence on the part of such match official.”

Rodgers could have faced anything between a two-game to 20-match ban with the club also facing a potential fine of between £1,000 to £100,000.

In an explosive post-match interview Rodgers had blasted the officials for "incompetence" as he branded the refereeing and VAR use in the match as the worst he'd seen.

Asked if the match was as bad as he's seen in Scotland, regarding the officials, the Irishman said: “I think so.

“I try to respect decisions and give the benefit of the doubt. But I think when I see that level of incompetence, which is the only word I can use, then that makes me worry for the game.

“In such a tight title race that can make the difference. I also think that VAR is not the problem here. That’s clear. It’s competence.

“I think the first one is a great example of the game being refereed outside of the pitch. The referee made the decision and someone outside made another decision to say it was a sending off.

“That’s the game being refereed outside of the field and in big games that costs you.

“I’m not one who comes crying about referees, be it here or the English Premier League because I understand there will be mistakes made.

“But that today was awful officiating in what was a big game for us. My feeling is that the game was decided by the officials - on the field and outside of the field.

“The first one is the sending off when there is no force. Show a still image of that and of course and you will see a foot up with the head near it, but it’s not the reality of the move.

“Don got it actually right on the field. It was a high boot, so it’s a yellow card – no malice or force.

“For John Beaton to actually look at that in VAR, supposedly under no pressure, and say that was sending off? I find that incredible.

“The second one is worse. If you have a penalty go against you for that then there will be penalties every single weekend and midweek."