Hearts manager Craig Levein claims Derek McInnes was on the phone to him”screaming out his eyes” about decisions before criticising him for questioning officials.

McInnes poured scorn on Levein’s assert that”big decisions” led to his Aberdeen side’s 2-0 win on Saturday.

“It’s double standards,” Levein said, accusing McInnes of talking”tripe”.

“I’ve got articles there at which he has whined at times about the officials already this season.”

McInnes had said of Levein’s comments that losing managers”moan about it and “.

“This is exactly the exact same Derek McInnes which was on the phone to me weeks ago screaming out his eyes about decisions he got from the Celtic game and also the sending away against Rangers,” that the Hearts supervisor said.

“He even said to me personally, and it is comical, he has ceased whining about referees because he got more decisions opting for him when he did not complain.”

Levein, who thought their hand needs to have had two fines at Pittodrie, also promised McInnes”tried to get Steven Naismith sent off”.

The Aberdeen manager proposed the Hearts’ on-loan Norwich City forwards was lucky to escape with a yellow card

“I’ve got respect for every manager in the league, however when it comes to the tripe he came out with after the game on Saturday…,” Levein said.

“I really don’t think there is anything inside it and I really don’t think anyone I have talked to did, but Derek tried to get off him. I saw him.”

Levein defended his right to speak out about that which he seen as inferior decisions.

“I’m the guy who speaks to that club on those matters,” he further added. “I would hate to appear back on all of the things which have happened today and count up the things that we could have had or should have had.

“All I’m asking is to get a little bit of equality and equity. I actually don’t think that’s wrong.”

Aberdeen are approached for comment.


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