Killie appeal over Bell red

  • Last Updated: November 6 2012, 17:16 GMT

Kilmarnock have appealed against the dismissal of goalkeeper Cammy Bell in Saturday's 2-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League loss to Inverness, the Scottish Football Association has announced.

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Bell saw red for a last-man challenge on Caley midfielder Ross Draper, which allowed Billy McKay to slam the penalty past substitute goalkeeper Kyle Letheren.

The case will be heard by a fast track tribunal on Thursday, the SFA said, with Killie making a "claim of wrongful dismissal for denying the opposing team or an opponent a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity".

Killie boss Kenny Shiels was fuming at the performance of referee Euan Norris after the match at Rugby Park.

Shiels stated his intention to report the official to the SFA's head of referee development for making what the Kilmarnock boss claimed to be a "sarcastic" remark following the game.

Killie had a penalty claim turned down in the first half, with Caley boss Terry Butcher admitted the home side should have had a spot-kick.

Shiels said: "I went to shake hands with the referee and I didn't say a word. I kept my emotions in check as much as I could and then he said something sarcastic so I reported him to John Connelly (SPL match delegate) at the end.

"I don't know what he said but it was something flippant and I will be reporting him to (head of referee development) John Fleming as well because I am not happy about it.

"I am sorry, I can't talk about officials. I am not allowed to tell the truth. Vincent Lunny (SFA's compliance officer) won't allow me to tell the truth. It is the only industry in the world where you are not allowed to tell the truth."

There is no time restriction governing whether Shiels might be sanctioned for his remarks by Lunny.


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