Kilmarnock have acknowledged Kyle Lafferty’s guilt over a sectarian comment made on a social media clip.
Northern Ireland dropped the striker from their Nations League squad but despite fining the player the 35-year-old is in contention to be involved away to Aberdeen on Saturday.
With the SFA charging Lafferty over two potential rule breaches the action taken by his club make a 10 match suspension appear almost inevitable.
Tonight Kilmarnock stated:
Kilmarnock Football Club has concluded its investigation into an alleged comment made by Kyle Lafferty which was circulated across social media via a video recording on Thursday, 22 September.
The club can confirm that Kyle regrets his actions and acknowledges that he has let down himself, his family, the club and the supporters.
Kilmarnock Football Club has subsequently taken internal action, including the serving of a substantial fine. The club has also engaged Scotland’s leading anti-sectarian charity, Nil By Mouth, which will work closely with Kyle on a one-to-one basis, in addition to delivering training to our first team squad and academy squad members, to provide education which the charity believes is key to tackling Sectarianism in society.
Kyle has also committed to supporting the club’s community projects which will see him participating in Nil by Mouth’s educational initiatives, in addition to serving Kilmarnock’s ‘Football for All’ programmes on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future.
The SFA hearing will be on October 20, so far Lafferty has failed to score in this season’s SPFL.
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