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Well manager blames Dundee 'bouncer' for landing him in hot water with SFA.

MARK MCGHEE will fight his SFA misconduct charge after blaming an "over-zealous bouncer" for causing a rammy in the Dens Park tunnel.

The Fir Park gaffer could be hit with a ban for his conduct following his team's 2-0 defeat by Dundee on November 5 when referee John Beaton controversially ruled a Scott McDonald effort at 0-0 had not crossed the line when it clearly had.

McGhee admits he waited to speak to the whistler at the end of the game but the actions of a man he describes as a "bouncer" led to it all kicking off.

McGhee said: "The situation was exacerbated by the intervention of what I would call a bouncer. Not even a steward.

"I was calm. I usually wait at the end of the tunnel, especially after a defeat. I don't scuttle off to the dressing room and that's what happened.

"I was going to have a word with the referee about what I thought was a diabolical decision from the same referee for the second time in two years in this fixture.

"I started to say it in a calm, ironic way when this bouncer nearly knocked me off my feet and it was that altercation that descended into a running battle with the bouncer between the end of the tunnel and the referee's room.

"It was only when the referee disappeared into his dressing room without me being able to speak to him that I shouted something and what it says in the report is what I shouted. But it was absolutely caused by the intervention of the Dundee bouncer.

"I'm going to speak to the SFA because this was caused by an unnecessary and overzealous bouncer."

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Date:Nov 18, 2016
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