TV: McCall left angered
‘Well boss Stuart McCall was left bemused and angered after a controversial afternoon ended with Motherwell crashing out of the Scottish Cup.
The Steelmen could feel aggrieved at a number of calls throughout the afternoon, none more so than the manager been forced to sit the second half in the stand.
“Everyone makes mistakes,” said McCall, “I thought Craig, once the ball came in, would make it right.
“But as he (the referee) says, you can’t just make up fouls, but it happens week in, week out, you watch it on telly. I felt a sense of injustice, but I could tell it affected the players for 10 or 15 minutes.
“I was told initially by the officials at half-time that I was going to be sent to the stand for swearing; I didn’t swear which they eventually agreed with.
“They then said it was for calling them ‘embarrassing’. I didn’t say that, I said, the decision was embarrassing which’s a completely different thing is. They agreed with that so I have absolutely no idea why I was forced to sit in the stand.
“I’m hugely disappointed that they stopped me doing my job in the second half and I will absolutely fight any attempt to punish me further.”