NEIL McCANN has hit out at John Beaton following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Hibernian on Saturday.

The Dundee manager was furious with Beaton’s decision not to dismiss ex-Celtic striker Anthony Stokes following an altercation with Jack Hendry.
Stokes appeared to hit Hendry between the legs during a bust-up between both sets of players.
“I know the fourth official has a clear view because he is standing next to me and I know Kylie can see it because she is looking down the same barrel.

“Then John Beaton then gives a yellow card – before booking my player, who had been punched, too.”

McCann, who’s side are rooted to the foot of the Premiership table, saw his side concede to Martin Boyle and Simon Murray, which cancelled out Haber’s equaliser. However, ex-Sky pundit McCann fumed at the man in the middle.

“After the game, John Beaton told me he goes on the information he has been given. That information was ‘the player has been struck by another player’ but he said he didn’t deem it violent conduct; it was ‘aggressive behaviour’.

“Well, I’m sorry, but it doesn’t take a lot to be painful when you get clipped in the balls with a closed fist.

“People might be thinking ‘oh, he’s lost the game and looking for excuses’. Well, it’s not the case – it was outrageous.”

McCann said earlier this week that ‘he wasn’t scared of hard work’ and that he was ‘the right man for the job’, yet with four straight defeats, the Dens Park faithful will be wondering if the 43-year-old is the right man for the job.


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