Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke will sit in the stands as Rangers travel to Kilmarnock this weekend.

The Ayrshire club’s boss has been handed an immediate two-match ban by the SFA after a meeting at Hampden today.

Clarke was reprimanded for comments made about referee Steven McLean. Clarke was raging as Maclean sent off three Killie players in a 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen in April.

Clarke got into trouble for comments made about referee Steven Mclean. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

The Killie boss claimed McLean was too harsh on his side because McLean’s dad is a Killie legend.

Now, the Rangers rival will have to watch from the stand as the Ibrox club visit Rugby Park. Rangers will be looking to end the season on a high and make it seven wins from seven going into next season.



The match has an extra dimension due to the fact Kilmarnock reduced Rangers allocation for the game. It’s the final day of the season, and many Rangers fans were angry they won’t get to see their heroes off at the end of the campaign.

Kilmarnock claims the move is in celebration of the Ayrshire side’s 150th anniversary, which they celebrate this year.

Clarke will be in the stands for what is potentially his final game as Kilmarnock boss. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Kilmarnock are also still in the hunt for Europe, with the club fighting Aberdeen for a fourth-placed finish.

And if Clarke’s comments and subsequent ban weren’t enough Scottish football for you today, think about the fact Clarke’s been banned on the same day it is being reported that he is taking over the Scotland national team job [Evening Times]!

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