DUNDEE UNITED have had the brass neck to appeal Ryan McGowan’s red card in the Scottish Cup replay defeat by Celtic.
Near the end of the game, the Australian defender was ordered off for a horrendous challenge on Hoops substitute Liam Henderson.His dismissal came minutes after Celtic’s Anthony Stokes had been sent off for lashing out at Paul Paton.
Stokes left the pitch with blood seeping from a mouth wound while indicating he had been elbowed.Former Parkhead under achiever Simon Donnelly, the Tannadice assistant manager, said post-match: “The reaction of the Celtic players on the back of them just having a red card possibly influences the referee.”Jackie McNamara’s side travel again to Celtic Park on Saturday on Premiership duty and with another thrashing awaiting his side McNamara will no doubt get out of the stadium almost as quickly as he did on the afternoon of his testimonial when he left with a substantial sum of Celtic supporters money and headed down the M74 to sign for Wolves. We never saw that one coming Jackie.
At least RYAN McGOWAN saw fit to make a half-hearted apology to Liam Henderson after his red-card challenge on the Celtic kid.
The Dundee United defender floored the Hoops substitute with a ferocious tackle which was branded “stupid” and “potentially career-threatening” by Ronny Deila.
McGowan, whose side were hammered 4-0, used his Twitter page to send his message while also revealing he didn’t think he should have been ordered off.
It read: “Disappointing result! Fans were terrific again! Apologies to Liam if I caught him, but I’m sure got the ball first! Congratulations to Celtic.”
United fans, who continually chanted about child abuse last night, acted angrily to this tweet. If there is anything more offensive in Scottish football than grown men vocalizing about child abuse while seated next to a family section then please let me know.