Dundee manager James McPake has confirmed Jason Cummings will be dealt with internally by the Dens Park side after his appearance at the Hydro during Open Goal’s live show on Thursday – reiterating that it was “completely unacceptable” from the former Scotland striker.

Cummings appeared on stage dressed as The Joker with Open Goal regulars Si Ferry, Paul Slane, Andy Halliday and Kevin Kyle at the 14,300-capacity Glasgow venue before being sent home from training yesterday by a furious McPake.

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The striker was due to be involved for Dundee in yesterday afternoon’s Premiership clash with Hearts and McPake confessed he has some responsibility to take himself as he refused to go into too much detail.

“We will deal with it on Monday,” McPake said.

“He was unfit to train on Friday so do I regret my decision? No.

“He never asked me to go to the event and would I have allowed him to go? I didn’t get the chance to answer that. I probably wouldn’t have because of where we are, but I didn’t get the courtesy of that – so there’s the first breach.

“Then he wasn’t anywhere near enough fit to train on Friday morning. I was made aware of it at 7am on Friday morning, I didn’t see it on social media.

“People will make their own minds up why he’s not involved today, but it’s not down to injury or Covid.

“Do I have to hold my hands up, possibly, I signed Jason.

“On the whole for what he’s done – he helped us get promoted and did an okay job – but what he did on Thursday is completely unacceptable.

“We are fighting and people like Alex Jakubiak are telling me they’re not ready but he’s willing to play.

“We had eleven players and they all gave everything.”

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