CCTV Footage Reviewed After Shiels Incident

Written by on January 4, 2018

Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk officials will meet on Thursday afternoon to review CCTV footage that may show fans throwing objects onto the pitch during their game at East End Park on Tuesday.

Dunfermline attacker Dean Shiels was targeted by a group of Falkirk fans who threw fake eyeballs onto the pitch.

The 32-year-old lost the sight in one eye when he was eight and had an artificial eye fitted in 2006.

Falkirk released a statement apologising “unreservedly” to Shiels while the player’s father, the former Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels, stated that his whole family were ” disappointed ” with the fake eyeball incident at East End Park where the Pars beat Falkirk 2-0 in the Scottish Championship.

Shiels senior stated his son ” was facing abuse nearly every week in Scotland ” because of his perceived disability.

Pars boss Alan Johnson called Dean Shiels ” a model professional ” and praised the player for ignoring the abuse in the game v Falkirk.


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