Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes breaks silence over Kyle Lafferty 'sectarian' remark

Kyle Lafferty
Kyle Lafferty

Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes has broken his silence over alleged 'sectarian' comments made by striker Kyle Lafferty.

The Northern Irishman was videoed while on international duty where he is alleged to have used an offensive slur.

He was subsequently sent home from his national team camp and did not play a part in any of the Nations League matches.

And now, with Kilmarnock investigating, McInnes is unable to confirm whether the 35-year-old would be involved in the upcoming game against Aberdeen.

He said: “We are conducting our own investigation and we are in consultation with the SFA.

"I am not able to say anymore until the investigation is over, we will need to wait and see what happens.”

After the footage emerged, the Ayrshire club made a statement outlining the situation.

It read: "Kilmarnock Football Club are aware of a video circulating online which appears to show a member of our playing staff using language of a sectarian nature.

"The club finds all forms of discriminatory behavior completely unacceptable.

"The matter will be investigated by the club."