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Referee Should Refund Fans - Says Levein

Referee Should Refund Fans - Says Levein

Craig Levein thinks referee Brian Winter should reimburse the travelling Dundee United supporters, after an appalling decision gifted Kilmarnock all 3 points at Rugby Park.

Dundee United were cruising the match, leading 1-0 after a Noel Hunt goal, but referee Winter unbelievably decided to send-off Christian Kalvenes for no reason and Killie scored 2 late goals to seal an undeserved 2-1 victory.

It was obvious that United manager Craig Levein was furious at the decision, when he was interviewed by Setanta television after the full-time whistle.

"What I can't get my head around is why, for the life of me, it was a red card - it just doesn't make sense," complained Levein.

"There is nothing I can do about the referee's decision, but that wasn't even a difficult decision to make."

"We were in control, we were playing well in the 2nd half and took the lead - but it was a good tackle and, for me it wasn't even a foul, let alone a yellow card."

Hundreds of supporters travelled down from Dundee for the match - which was also live on Setanta - but Levein believes the referee should be made to pay their expenses for their wasted journey.

"Unfortunately, I've got a dressing room full of players who are absolutely gutted and the supporters will be absolutely gutted."

"I wonder if the referee will refund their money for coming down here, or if each of the players can invoice the referee for their bonus money?"

"They have got a hard job, but that decision was just so easy to make - it was not a foul, it was a good tackle."

"You'll have to ask the referee where that red card came from, I just don't know."

Dundee United should definitely appeal Kalvenes's red card - but they should also ask for the match to be re-played.

Because Kilmarnock clearly had a 2-man advantage in the closing stages.....only Brian Winter forgot to put on his Kilmarnock shirt and was pretending to be an unbiased official.

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Writer:South-East Arab
Date:Monday August 13 2007
Time: 10:13PM

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