Brown sends DVD to refs boss in call

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DONS boss Craig Brown has launched a bid to get Scot­land’s ref­er­ees to be more con­sis­tent with their de­ci­sions.

Brown backed the red card shown to Ryan Jack for a late tackle on Mur­ray David­son dur­ing last week­end’s 0-0 draw with St John­stone.

But he ad­mit­ted he is an­noyed St Mir­ren striker Nigel Has­sel­baink, pic­tured, was only booked for a sim­i­lar chal­lenge on Dun­fermline’s Alex Ked­die dur­ing their 0-0 draw at East End Park on Mon­day night.

Brown re­vealed he has sent DVD footage of both tack­les to SFA ref’s boss John Flem­ing in the hope that it helps him see the need for ref­er­ees to treat ev­ery player in the same man­ner.

Brown said: “In my opin­ion, Has­sel­baink’s tackle is at least as bad as the one made by Ryan.

“I sent footage of both chal­lenges to the SFA to see if they agree. I’ve not done it in an ef­fort to clear Ryan. We ac­cept it was right to send him off and that he has to serve a two-game ban.

“I’ve also made it clear I don’t want Has­sel­baink to get into any more trou­ble.

“I’ve done it to show there is a need for ref­er­ees to be con­sis­tent with their de­ci­sions. “If the same ref who was at Pit­to­drie had also han­dled the St Mir­ren game then we have to as­sume he would have sent Has­sel­baink off.

“I’ve asked Flem­ing to study the footage and de­cide if he feels it was wrong for one

player to be

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