Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes was left “much more disenchanted” when he questioned Scottish Soccer Affiliation referee chief Crawford Allan about Corrie Ndaba’s crimson card.
With the house facet main 2-1 towards Hibernian on Saturday, Ndaba was despatched off for a problem on Jair Tavares, with referee Grant Irvine upgrading his yellow to crimson after being suggested by VAR Nick Walsh to seek the advice of the pitch facet monitor.
McInnes’s frustration was compounded when Hibees substitute Myziane Maolida fired in a late equaliser to salvage a degree for the guests.
The Killie boss spoke to Allan, head of referee operations on the SFA, however was not happy with what he heard.
“I used to be disenchanted on the time (of the sending off) and that’s nonetheless the case,” stated McInnes, who revealed Robbie Deas had an operation on a fractur to his cheekbone on Monday sustained towards Dundee which retains him out for “the following few weeks”.
“I had a dialog with the refereeing division on Monday and I used to be much more disenchanted after that dialog due to the tackle it. His rationalization was, the justification for the crimson card.
“They felt the choice was proper, relatively than a mistake.
“We completely disagreed on the explanations. With out going into it an excessive amount of, it was extra the exiting of the deal with however no less than we had the dialog.
“My feeling is that we’ve got to remind ourselves and re-set what VAR was introduced in for.
“It has affected what occurred on Saturday as a result of it probably price us two additional factors as a result of we might have received the sport, no ensures in fact however it impacts us the following two video games with Corrie being suspended.
“The referee is three yards away, he’s within the warmth of the battle and he’s seen it for what it was, a yellow card. I didn’t assume it was a yellow card.
“I’ll say to you what I stated to Crawford Allan and there’s no one who will inform me any in another way.
“If Corrie will get yellow carded and the sport will get performed out, there isn’t any one from the Hibs finish, or the media, commenting that it was a ridiculous determination, why didn’t VAR get entangled, why wasn’t it a crimson card? I believe they’ve made it a factor by getting concerned.
“Let the referee referee the sport. He’s seen it for what it was. Give the referees extra autonomy and extra duty.
“I believe it was incorrect for VAR to get entangled. We haven’t appealed it. I didn’t assume there was any actual level.”
On potential signings earlier than the switch window closes on Thursday, McInnes stated: “We should still look so as to add one if we will however definitely nobody leaving.”