Dundee’s Owen Beck claims Rocky Bushiri should have ‘100 per cent’ seen red during Hibs’ weekend win at Dens Park.

The Hibees had Lewis Miller sent off for two fouls, the second an innocuous coming together with Beck, amid a 2-1 victory at Dens Park on Saturday. Goals from Miller and, earlier, Jair Tavares had put Nick Montgomery’s side in complete control at Tayside.

Before Miller was dismissed, Beck was upended by Bushiri after a marauding run through the middle of the pitch, and referee Don Robertson brandished a yellow card at the Hibs centre-back. The on-loan Liverpool left-back, however, felt it was too lenient a punishment.

“100 percent,” he replied when asked if he felt the challenge merited a red card. “I have to see it back but the only thing I felt was a kick high up my leg.  From the games I have watched in the past, if you kick somebody that height is a red card. That’s what I felt but I will have to watch it back.  “They watched it back on VAR but from what I felt it was a definite red card.”

It was a sentiment echoed by Dundee manager Tony Docherty. He branded the incident ‘reckless’, and rued VAR not intervening.

“It was reckless, it was high and you see the speed Owen Beck is going at,” said Docherty. “I was worried for Owen, it could have been a bad injury. I suppose VAR looked at it and decided it was fair.”