Killie boss' anger with 'cheap shot' at Jordan Jones

Killie boss' anger with 'cheap shot' at Jordan Jones

in #KillieStories March 6, 2018

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has expressed his anger with Derek McInnes' claim Jordan Jones went down without contact to win a penalty at Pittodrie.

Referee Steven McLean pointed to the spot after the Northern Ireland international was fouled by Shay Logan with Kris Boyd converting to earn a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay.

After the match McInnes suggested there had been no contact to bring the Killie winger down, comments which irked the Killie boss.

"I thought he was out of order.

"I thought it was a cheap shot. I am not happy, of course I am not happy.

"It was a clear penalty. The referee was 10 yards from the incident and saw it clearly and there was no reaction from the two Aberdeen players involved in the incident.

"I saw the television replays that Derek said showed there was no incident.

"I have watched the replays, everyone has watched the replays and the general consensus of almost everyone in the country is that it was a clear penalty.

"Why is he allowed to come out and infer that Jordan Jones dived?

"I don't understand why he gets away with that. Surely the authorities have to ask him to explain himself?

"I would like to think they should remind managers of their responsibilities when they speak to the press after the game.

"Most times managers are responsible when they speak to the press.

"If you are going to make an accusation like that without evidence then I think it is disappointing."