Falkirk striker banned for eight games over Dean Shiels ‘abuse’

Kevin O'Hara, right, was alleged to have taunted Dean Shiels. Picture: Michael Gillen
Kevin O'Hara, right, was alleged to have taunted Dean Shiels. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Falkirk striker Kevin O’Hara has received an eight-match ban for “excessive misconduct”.

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The charge relates to an incident which took place during the club’s 2-0 Challenge Cup victory over Dunfermline Athletic on 7 October.

It is understood that O’Hara taunted Dunfermline midfielder Dean Shiels about his missing eye.

The ex-Hibs and Rangers player had his eye removed in 2006. He was unable to see out of that eye following a domestic accident when he was a child.

O’Hara’s team-mate Joe McKee was also charged by the SFA for “excessive misconduct”. His hearing won’t be held until next week.

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