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Johnny Doyle and red cards weren't exactly strangers. I think there was an altercation between Doyle and 'Dixie' Deans which resulted in his dismissal but can't pin down an exact date - must have been between 1971-1976, the seasons when Doyle was at Ayr and Deans at Celtic . He was certainly sent off at Somerset Park when playing FOR Celtic v Ayr United in a league game in August 1977
Yep - he was sent off for punching Andy Lynch at Celtic Park, 1 of 4 red cards as an Ayr Utd player. One of them was for throwing his chewing gum at a linesman.nightfire wrote:Can anyone confirm that Doyle was sent off against Celtic whilst at Ayr United.
I seem to recall a possible off the ball incident with a Celtic player
In 1977 he was sent off at Somerset Park playing for Celtic after accidentally knocking the referee over with a cross ball. Footage of the incident is hilarious, red card subsequently was rescinded.
The Celtic supporters group The Jungle Bhoys produced a memorial fanzine last year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of JD's death:
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