Kenny Shiels has been handed another suspension by a Scottish Football Association disciplinary panel
Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has been handed a four-match ban for remarks about a referee last month.
Last Updated: 14/12/12 12:06pm
Two games of the ban are suspended until the end of next season but Shiels' appearance at a Scottish Football Association hearing triggered a one-match suspension that was hanging over him from last season.
Shiels was found guilty of making comments in interviews after the 3rd November match that "impinged upon the character of a match official".
One of the charges maintained Shiels had made comments in a radio interview that suggested "the match official may bear a grudge" against him were he to answer questions about Euan Norris' performance.
Shiels was incensed with Norris' decision to dismiss goalkeeper Cammy Bell and award a penalty from which Billy McKay netted Inverness' winner.
The SFA noted that in a newspaper article reporting Bell's successful appeal against his dismissal, Shiels further suggested Norris would not be acting with integrity if he failed to admit he made a mistake.
Shiels escaped additional punishment by the SFA panel after being sent to the stands by referee Stevie O'Reilly for disputing his controversial decision to dismiss Manuel Pascal in a match against St Johnstone at Rugby Park on 24th November .
Shiels was found in breach of SFA rule 203, which relates to misconduct, but the panel ruled no further sanction was necessary.