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Boss believes in free speech

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara believes referees would benefit from being able to publicly explain their decisions.

That follows the two-game ban imposed on striker Nadir Ciftci following an incident during a Scottish League Cup tie at Inverness Caledonian Thistle back in October.

"I think referees or linesmen would appreciate coming out after the game and speaking," McNamara told BBC Radio Scotland. "After that incident, I came out and the first thing was the television asking me what happened.

"The referees possibly would feel better if they had done the same to make their job a bit easier," he added. "I respect the job the officials do. They've got a really hard job to please everybody. They can't please everybody. I understand how difficult the job is."

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Date:Wednesday December 4 2013

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