ABERDEEN boss Derek McInnes has had a massive change of heart with regards to his charge of misconduct at Hampden when Celtic dumped his side out of the competition.
The serial loser gestured towards the Celtic fans in a very angry and frustrated manner with his club 3-0 down with only 9 men on the park.
McInnes says he was reacting to alleged sectarian singing at the time by lashing out. The fourth official and the referee saw him and sent him to the stands. He was subsequently cited by the SFA for his actions.
At the time McInnes took FULL responsibility for his actions on the day and told the Scotsman the following.
“I shouldn’t react the way I did,” said McInnes. “I was wrong to do so and I’ll take my punishment. I should be better than that.”
Now that he has been cited and there will be a hearing to decide his fate, the Dons boss has distanced himself from his matchday comments and has come out fighting against the SFA.
“I am actually looking forward to the hearing and hearing what has to be said. I have a few things I want to say myself.” McInnes told the Aberdeen Express this week.
“On the day, I was disappointed I reacted. There have been other instances when managers have reacted and there have not been sending-offs or hearings.”
Celtic will have their own corner to fight at the SFA this week with Scott Brown pencilled in to have his hearing for his Glasgow Derby citation this Friday. Unlike McInnes, Celtic have been saying the same thing all along about that bogus charge!