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“We would like there to be talks about how we can make it bet­ter. Surely peo­ple can’t dis­agree with that.

“What hap­pens is it flares up, the ref­er­ees cir­cle the wag­ons, wait for it to go away, it goes away… and then it flares up again.

“Peo­ple say it’s just be­cause we’ve had a few bad de­ci­sions go against us.

“Well, I’ve spo­ken to other man­agers. And they’re not happy. And some­thing will hap­pen soon. I don’t know what.

“But we need to talk about the sit­u­a­tion, rather than bury­ing our heads in the sand.

“It’s the only in­dus­try in the world, and this is 2018, that there is no ac­count­abil­ity. The in­dus­try in the world.

“In terms of the se­crecy, be­cause the rest of the world is chang­ing it be­comes an is­land that’s iso­lated.”

Re­fer­ring to the pro­posal in the Nether­lands re­gard­ing the use of plas­tic pitches, Levein in­sists he would be happy for Hearts to con­trib­ute to any im­prove­ments to the Scot­tish game.

Kilmarnock man­ager Steven Clarke has al­ready called for the £370,000 each top-fight team picked up on the back of Celtic’s Euro­pean ef­forts to be in­vested in goalline tech­nol­ogy.

Levein added: “I think VAR would help. If you’re a ref­eree, you get one shot at it. If you only

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“I think it’s im­por­tant, when the amount of scru­tiny has in­creased, that the tools avail­able to ref­er­ees – tools that will help them get de­ci­sions right – should in­crease as well.

“I re­ally do think that for the ben­e­fit of the game, some­thing needs to be done and if it re­quires money I’ll ask if we would be pre­pared to con­trib­ute to that.

“The thing in Hol­land was re­ally fas­ci­nat­ing for me.

“The big­ger clubs that were in­volved in Europe saw it as a good thing to help.

“If we were sit­ting with bun­dles of money in the bank, I would be ask­ing [Hearts owner] Ann Budge.” you get

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