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Kilmarnock winger Jones calls for consistency in punishment

The 23-year-old was given a two-game ban for simulation.

Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at the Scottish Football Association after receiving a two-match ban for diving.

The Ayrshire club accepted the punishment for Jones’ actions against Dundee on Saturday rather than go to a Hampden hearing.

But they added that the winger was “adamant” he was not guilty of simulation after going down in the box in an incident which allowed Eamonn Brophy to net a winner from the spot.

Now Jones has highlighted other incidents which have gone unpunished by the SFA this season after writing on Twitter: “Consistency is key”.

The winger retweeted footage of Motherwell full-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair going down to earn a penalty against Kilmarnock the previous weekend along with an article on Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor escaping action for kicking Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer. He also highlighted footage of Connor Goldson being booked, in the same game, which invited readers to judge whether Ryan Christie dived or was tripped.

Kilmarnock said in a statement on Wednesday: “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.”

The Northern Ireland international will sit out Killie’s Ladbrokes Premiership games against St Mirren and Hamilton.


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