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.
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.