Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has called Bobby Madden’s decision to order a retake of Eamonn Brophy’s penalty in last night’s 2-2 draw with St Mirren the worst he’s ever seen.

Madden ordered the retake after assistant referee Dougie Potter claimed keeper Liam Kelly had come off his line too early – although replays later showed he’d got it badly wrong.

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Madden and Alexander have previous. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

After the ref handed St Mirren a reprieve, Eamonn Brophy stepped up and scored, having seen Kelly save his first penalty, and draw the Buddies level after coming back from 2-0 down.

The Motherwell boss was fuming and insisted there was “no point” in speaking to Madden over the decision as it would only land him in hot water with the Scottish FA after his side have already been “punished”

“Not just up here,” Alexander said when asked if it was the worst decision he’d seen since heading north of the border in January.

“I can’t explain those decisions in an honest way. I don’t know what to say.

 

“I want to do my job, I want to be honest but I also want to work on Sunday with my team.

“So I’m not allowed to say what I feel happened tonight.

“I didn’t speak to the referee. There’s no point – it would just be me that gets punished after my team’s been punished.

“I think it was blatant – everyone could see it.”

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