Hibs have escaped punishment from the SFA over their in-house guest Irvine Welsh's controversial 'machete' comments about Rangers' Alfredo Morelos.

The Trainspotting author claimed Morelos should be "macheted into small pieces" for his challenge on Hibs star Ryan Porteous.

Welsh also labelled Morelos a "sticky bun", rhyming slang for "h**" which is a derogatory term for Rangers fans. The SFA launched an investigation into the broadcast but opted to send the Edinburgh club a warning letter over their future streams.

Hibs had offered an apology to Gers and their player. Rangers' support liaison officer said on Twitter following the incident: “We are disappointed at the comments made in relation to Alfredo and our club.

"Hibs have apologised to the club today. Nevertheless, we are sure these comments will be investigated by the football authorities."

Welsh said at the time: "Morelos should have been off. That was outrageous. It was terrible sort of stamping there by the sticky bun.

“He should have been shown the red for that, no question about that at all, had it been Porteous he would have been off.”

Asked by TV host David Tanner if the referee should have taken action, he added: "Yeah, I mean, where is he? Morelos kind of should basically be macheted into small pieces and sent in various packets to different corners of the globe for a challenge like that.

“And kind of consumed by seagulls.”