Aberdeen defeated Motherwell 7-2 on Wednesday night, the club's biggest win of the season. Four of those goals for Aberdeen came from Irish players - a hat-trick for Adam Rooney and one, the opening goal of the game, for Johnny Hayes.
15 minutes into the second half, Motherwell manager Mark McGhee got into an argument with fourth official John McKendrick which eventually saw him sent to the stands by the referee.
After the game, McGhee said that he had been 'horrified by the attitude' of the fourth official, claiming that even before kick-off that McKendrick had been 'causing issues which were unnecessary'.
He also said that the events which saw him sent to the stands had stemmed from him simply making jokes about some of the referee's decisions.
I had no feelings about getting involved. I was sitting on the bench making a couple of jokes about certain decisions and he reacted right away.
It was absolutely diabolical, his attitude. I’m absolutely horrified by it.
After being sent to the stands, McGhee encountered some fans who had been 'warming a seat for him'. They also recorded his trek from the sideline to the watch the game among the fans. That was not something appreciated by McGhee.