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Kenny Shiels sent off on touchline ban return

Referee Bobby Madden sends Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels to the stand. Picture: SNS

Referee Bobby Madden sends Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels to the stand. Picture: SNS

KENNY SHIELS was sent to the stands again last night in the Kilmarnock manager’s first game back from a four-game touchline ban.

• Kenny Shiels sent to stands for kicking bottle on return from touchline ban

• Northern Irishman sent off after kicking bottle as side were denied penalty

• Kilmarnock manager insists he will not be punished for incident

Shiels was given his marching orders by referee Bobby Madden after kicking a bottle, a reaction borne out of “frustration” as his side were denied a penalty against Inverness.

The Northern Irishman said he will not face disciplinary action despite the incident, which took place as his side finished the game with a point after a 1-1 draw with Terry Butcher’s men.

“What happened was I was frustrated he didn’t give the penalty,” said Shiels, who saw Rory McKenzie felled by a challenge from David Raven in the penalty area.

“I turned around and kicked fresh air and there was a bottle lying there.


“I said ‘Look, I didn’t mean to kick the bottle’. But the rules have been changed because Neil Lennon and Steve Lomas had theirs rescinded.

“Neil Lennon kicked the bottle up at this ground, but didn’t get anything done against him. But then I’m not Neil Lennon.

“It’s OK. Nothing will be done. The fourth official said it was just protocol. He said don’t worry about it, there will be nothing done. Its a ridiculous ruling. We both agreed that.”

 

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