Alex Dyer sent a brave message following a much-needed victory after a hard few days for him and Kilmarnock.
The Killie boss was sent a racist letter prior to the match against Motherwell on Wednesday, managers across Scotland and society in general condemning what Dyer had to put up with.
After a run of five defeats, Kilmarnock achieved victory, beating Motherwell 2-0 at Fir Park to move them up into eighth spot. Goals from Greg Kiltie and Danny Whitehall secured a big win.
Dyer says the racists won’t deter him from doing his job: “I don’t feel good about it, it’s not nice. Someone sent a letter with racial remarks. I don’t mind someone telling me to go if they don’t think I’m a good manager.
“But not about the colour of my skin. That is not right. It hurts but Kilmarnock is not about that. Everybody here has been great with me since I arrived here. It is just one individual who doesn’t like my colour.
“It is not going to change the way I think or what I want to do. I give my all for Kilmarnock and I will never ever let someone like that deter me.”
On the match, Dyer said: “It was only one win, but it is nice and we deserved the three points. Hopefully it has broken the cycle we have been in and the lads can carry on the good work on Saturday
“We grew in confidence as the game went on. We have lost games but we have always been in them. It is one win and we need to crack on and start putting some points together. If we do that the confidence will grow.
“I always stressed to the boys the importance of not panicking. I think they showed they are still behind me. They wanted to win for this football club.”
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