Killie manager Kenny Shiels handed notice of complaint over fabrication claims

The ongoing saga between Kilmarnock manager and the Scottish FA looks set to continue into 2013, as the Northern Irishman has been handed a notice of complaint after he accused fourth official Andrew Dallas of an “outrageous fabrication” against him during a Scottish Premier League match against St Johnstone at Rugby Park last month.

The Scottish FA disciplinary panel wants Shiels to explain his comments at a hearing on the 10th January.

He faces two charges of breaching Scottish FA disciplinary rule 68 by ‘making comments in media interviews that impinged upon the character of a match official, Andrew Dallas, by stating that Andrew Dallas had “fabricated” evidence for and during a Judicial Panel Hearing on Thursday 13th December 2012 and that he had acted in a “manipulative and devious” manner in respect of alleged misconduct by Mr Shiels at the match on 24th November 2012 between Kilmarnock FC and St Johnstone FC’.

And in breach of Disciplinary Rule 71 by ‘not acting in the best interest of Association Football by making improper comments of an insulting nature in media interviews stating that Andrew Dallas had “fabricated” evidence for and during a Judicial Panel Hearing on Thursday 13th December 2012 and that he had acted in a “manipulative and devious” manner in respect of alleged misconduct by Mr Shiels at the match on 24th November 2012 between Kilmarnock FC and St Johnstone FC’.

The Kilmarnock manager is currently serving a three game touchline ban, which was handed down to him last Thursday at Hampden Park, and had two matches suspended.

If found guilty of the two charges then Shiels would not only see the suspended two match ban kick in, but could also see a further touchline ban handed out by the governing body.

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