Furious David Martindale fired an indignant salvo at assistant referee Frank Connor as Livingston misplaced to Hearts – accusing the official of vanity that might price him his job.
Martindale was livid after Bruce Anderson was stopped going by means of one on one with Craig Gordon by an offside flag within the dying moments of the 1-0 defeat that leaves his aspect second backside of the desk.
He claimed it’s the second time in per week his aspect has been on the improper finish of selections after Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at Aberdeen.
Martindale reckons as a result of it’s Livi no one cares.
Martindale, whose aspect at the moment are six video games with no victory, sought solutions from the assistant ref after the ultimate whistle.
However he blasted: “ Hearts acquired achieved by an offside purpose on Thursday and that’s all you examine within the papers.
“We acquired achieved by an offside purpose on Wednesday and a harsh yellow card however it’s not within the papers.
“I’ve now been achieved with Bruce Anderson clear by means of on purpose and he has been flagged offside.
“Who’s it that loses their job? It’s not the officers, it’s me.
“It’s not adequate, finish of.
“When your striker goes by means of on purpose within the ninetieth minute they usually get it improper you can’t defend that.
“Once I shook arms with the Hearts bench afterwards all of them advised me I had been achieved. They advised me it was method onside.
“I genuinely really feel exhausting achieved by and I’m not one to usually have a go at officers.
“I’ve advised him he’s on by two yards and the linesman tells me that it’s not his fault we acquired beat.
“I can see his level however that call did play an element within the defeat.
“If he had stated he would look again at it and make an apology if he acquired it improper then that might be superb.
“However, don’t be smug to me. It’s poor as a result of you aren’t allowed to talk to officers.
“I do not like doing this however we have now been achieved by one other determination towards us.
Livi bossed the opening half and solely a shocking tripe save by Craig Gordon denied them an opener earlier than Hearts took over after the interval.
Liam Boyce’s forty ninth minute winner was the distinction between the edges.
And forward of Wednesday’s rearranged conflict with Hibs Martindale stated: “We did need to take one thing from the sport.
“Craig Gordon makes a triple save within the first half and people additionally modified the sport for us.
“We performed nicely and we additionally had a few respectable possibilities within the second half as nicely.”
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