Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has been handed a four-match touchline ban following theoutcome of a Scottish FA disciplinary tribunal.
Shiels was charged with two rule breaches after accusing Andrew Dallas of “fabrication” of evidence that led to the manager being sent to the stand.
Dallas was the fourth official during a match against St Johnstone in November.
The SFA have enforced a two-match suspension plus a suspended two-match ban.
Shiels served three matches in the stand following the incident back in November, with a two-match suspension for misconduct added to a previous suspended ban.
Speaking to BBC Scotland in December, Shiels said: “I brought in evidence to disprove the fourth official, who fabricated stuff to try and incriminate me.
“I’m not going to lie down to these people.
“The fabrication was outrageous – at least four different things that were said about me -–but he wasn’t aware I had visual evidence on my laptop.”
Dallas admitted he was “extremely surprised and disappointed by the comments and allegations made by Mr Kenny Shiels”.
The SFA subsequently charged Shiels with “[making comments in media interviews that impinged upon the character of a match official” and “[not acting in the best interest of Association Football by making improper comments of an insulting nature in media interviews”.
Shiels has five working days to lodge an appeal against the ruling.