Falkirk vow to find fans who threw fake eyes at Dunfermline’s Dean Shiels

first_imgFalkirk have apologised and vowed to take action against the culprits after some of their fans threw fake eyes towards the Dunfermline midfielder Dean Shiels during the Championship derby on Tuesday.Shiels was already the centre of attention in the East End Park meeting, with Falkirk still missing the suspended Joe McKee and Kevin O’Hara after the pair were found guilty of taunting Shiels over the loss of an eye and handed a combined 12-match ban by the Scottish Football Association. But the former Rangers and Hibernian player had to deal with chants from visiting supporters as well as distasteful missiles as his team won 2-0.Falkirk issued a statement condemning the actions of some of their supporters, saying: “Falkirk FC apologises unreservedly to Dean Shiels and Dunfermline Athletic FC for the abhorrent behaviour of a small number of individuals at this afternoon’s Ladbrokes Championship match.“The club wholeheartedly condemns the abuse witnessed towards Dean Shiels in the strongest terms and will be working closely with Dunfermline Athletic FC to identify those responsible. We will look to take action against anyone identified from today’s game and will not allow this disgraceful behaviour to be repeated.”Shiels underwent surgery in 2006 after losing sight in his right eye in a domestic accident when he was eight years old.The Dunfermline manager, Allan Johnston, said earlier on his club’s official website: “You never like to hear stuff like that. It’s poor. And that’s why guys like Dean Shiels – it’s great discipline he showed. The whole team showed that.“That’s why it was important to get the win as well, when stuff like that is going on in the background. Saying that, I think a lot of them left early so they probably didn’t see too much.” Share on LinkedIn Falkirk Share on Pinterest Topics Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on Twittercenter_img Share on WhatsApp news Share via Email Scottish Championship Share on Messenger Dunfermlinelast_img

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