Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer says Scottish football is in a ‘sorry time’ after his side and St Mirren were hit with Covid-19 punishments.

Killie were found guilty of Covid-19 breaches of protocol, slapped with a £40,000 suspended fine and a 3-0 forfeit for their game in hand against Motherwell.

Kilmarnock v Ross County - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Dyer is unhappy with the calls against Kilmarnock (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

A 1-0 weekend defeat to Hamilton only added insult to injury in what was a terrible week at Rugby Park. Dyer doesn’t agree with the SPFL decisions at all, admitting it’s a sad state of affairs.


“The club spent a lot of money putting in the right measurements and we have been slapped round the face this week,” said Dyer. “It’s not right. It doesn’t make sense. It’s a disgraceful decision.

“If we got fined, no-one would’ve batted an eyelid because everyone is trying to do their best. It’s a sorry time for football up here. They [SPFL] should be there to help us. But we have to move on and try to get the points back somehow.

Kilmarnock v Dumbarton - Betfred Cup

Dismayed by the call. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It has not been a good week for the club. The officials have decided to give the opposition three points. It doesn’t make sense to me when we are going through what we are going through.

“The whole world is going through a pandemic and the league has decided to come out at us a little bit when they should be protecting us. Down south big games were called off and all they say is they hope everyone gets well and we will rearrange the game.

“Everything is a drama. We have tried our best. First it was one metre then it was two metres. A lot of things have happened behind the scenes but this inquiry has been a joke. It should never have happened in the first place.

Hamilton Academical v Hibernian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Doesn’t see why Kilmarnock have been punished (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“They are supposed to look after us and protect us and now they want to punish us. We don’t need to go down that route. People have lost jobs and lives. It is nothing to that.

“But we are trying to go in the right direction and do the right things. People sit up on their high chair and they give out punishments and no one comes back to them. It is easy for them.”

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