Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has refused to point the finger at refereee Don Robertson after his side were beaten 2-0 by Motherwell in a match they largely dominated – insisting “everything” that cost the Dons the win was wearing a red shirt.
Robertson didn’t award a penalty when Christian Ramirez looked to have been hauled to the deck by Rickie Lamie and failed to send off Barry Maguire after the midfielder should have picked up a second booking before the break as Aberdeen pushed for the opener.
Kevin van Veen’s quickfire double after the break sunk the Dons as Motherwell snatched three points but Glass didn’t want to blame the officials for his side’s defeat.
“I don’t want to get involved in talking about referees, it gets blown out of proportion,” said Glass when asked if the referee had got it wrong with Maguire.
“At that incident, yes, but I’m not sitting complaining about the referee. Everything that cost us the game was in a red shirt.
“As a result, we got what we deserved.”
After their recent resurgence saw them beat Hibs and Hearts and draw at Ibrox, Aberdeen need to go back to the drawing board and get to the root of the problems that continually haunt them.
While there are some mitigating circumstances with a number of defenders sidelined through injury, it doesn’t explain the shoddy defending that allowed the Steelmen to score what Glass told Red TV were “two of the softest goals you’re likely to see”.
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