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    Kilmarnock Have Accepted A Two-Game Ban Offered To Jordan Jones For Allegedly Diving To Win A Penalty In The 2-1 Win Over The Dark Blues Last Saturday.

    The Northern Ireland international has accepted the two match ban for diving in the game against Kilmarnock last weekend, but the player remains adamant that he didn't deliberately take a dive.

    Referee Steven McLean pointed to the spot after winger Jordan Jones was judged to have been fouled inside the box by Cammy Kerr and won Kilmarnock a penalty in the 54th minute at Dens Park. Brophy's scored from the spot kick and the three points went back to East Ayrshire.

    Jones was issued with a notice of complaint for simulation.

    The SFA revealed that an offer of a two game ban had been reluctantly accepted this afternoon, but Kilmarnock released a press statement insisting that Jones stated that he did not dive.

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    Jordan is adamant that he did not carry out an act of simulation, nor did he claim for a penalty kick or intend to deceive the referee.

    However, as part of the judicial panel system, this charge has been brought after former referees considered the evidence and whilst we have every right to deny the allegation we are not inclined to on this occasion as we had no additional substantive evidence to submit for consideration.

    Jordan will now be suspended for our upcoming Ladbrokes Premiership matches away to St Mirren on October 20 and at home to Hamilton on October 27.

     

    The decision to award the spot kick incensed under-pressure Dundee boss Neil McCann – who branded it a “joke”.

    Dundee boss Neil McCann took aim at the winger afterwards and insisted he felt sickened by the decision.

    He said: “To say I’m aggrieved is an understatement. I’m absolutely furious. It’s an emotional game when you’re a manager and right now I feel pretty sick. My boys didn’t deserved that. I’ve just watched the incident again and there’s no contact."

    “It’s a pivotal moment because again we have to come from behind and it’s changed the whole outcome."

    "The decision was a disgrace and it’s hard for me to control my emotions."

    "I saw it from about 50-60 yards and could see Jordan has gone down without any contact."

    "The defining thing for me was that he’s (Jones) told boys in my team he has taken a dive.I asked the boy himself as he came off the pitch at the end. He just shook my hand but didn’t answer me."

    "It’s really sore and I’ve told the boys I feel really sore for them. We’re just in a horrible position right now."

    The defeat at Rugby Park leaves the Dark Blues outfit bottom of the table.

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    If Jones is adamant that he did not try to con the referee into giving a penalty he could have done the honourable thing and told referee Steven McLean that Cammy Kerr did not foul him. However Jones said nothing.

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    1 minute ago, islaydarkblue said:

    If Jones is adamant that he did not try to con the referee into giving a penalty he could have done the honourable thing and told referee Steven McLean that Cammy Kerr did not foul him. However Jones said nothing.

    And / or Killie could have either passed the ball to Parish or knocked it past the post.

    Regardless of how we look at this Killie / Jones don't come out of it too well.

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    2 hours ago, 8utters said:

    And / or Killie could have either passed the ball to Parish or knocked it past the post.

    Regardless of how we look at this Killie / Jones don't come out of it too well.

    I seem to remember Di Canio doing something like that playing for West Ham. He noticed that the opposition goalkeeper was lying injured in the goalmouth and deliberately hit his shot wide of the goal.

    Brophy could have deliberately missed his penalty but in my opinion nowadays there is no honesty in football and some players are prepared to cheat come what may. 

    Last Saturday a Burnley player was booked for blatantly diving in the Huddersfield penalty box to try to con the referee into awarding him a penalty. 

    Sean Dyche manager of Burnley said after the game that the yellow card that his  player received for his blatant dive would not stop players diving next week. He further added that “We are not talking about gamesmanship, we’re talking about blatant dives and today was cringeworthy but no one wants to do anything about it apart from me (Dyche) it seems. 

    Steve Clarke manager of Kilmarnock is certainly not interested in doing anything about his player’s blatant dive until his team loses a game when an opposition player dives in the box and cons the referee into awarding a penalty. 

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    If a 2 match ban is standard practice then perhaps ALL managers should tell thier players to do likewise if it looks like it will win 3 points as over the season a good deal of points could be amassed as the result of these games stand regardless .Perhaps then the authorities will be brave enough to reverse the result if diving results in the winning of the game .

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