Kirk Broadfoot handed longest ban in English football history for sectarian abuse
Former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot will serve a 10-match ban after a verbal sectarian attack on Ireland winger James McLean, according to media reports.
The ban is understood to be the longest handed out in English football history for verbal abuse.
Broadfood was also fined £7,500 and ordered to complete "an education programme," said the Football Association in a statement.
An FA tribunal decided to hammer Broadfoot after the incident at the New York Stadium on March 14.
McClean has since moved to West Bromwich Albion.
McClean is a Roman Catholic and a Celtic fan while Broadfoot is a protestant from Ayrshire in Scotland who played for Rangers from 2007 until 2013.
McLean turned his back on the Union Flag and refused to sing the British national anthem during a pre-season match in the US earlier this week.