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Hibernian star attacks McGregor for playacting

August 23, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Hibernian midfielder Edwin de Graaf has criticised Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor for his conduct in Sunday's SPL clash between the two sides.

Allan McGregor clashes with Derek Riordan
GettyImagesAllan McGregor courted controversy last month after feigning injury against Hibs

McGregor has been accused of faking injury after replays showed minimal conduct between himself and Derek Riordan before he went down clutching his face.

While the SPL will not take action as the incident did not result in a wrong decision being taken by the match officials, De Graaf says McGregor's behaviour was against the spirit of the game.

"It was not a nice thing for their goalkeeper to do," De Graaf told the Scottish Sun. "You should respect your opponents - this is not the kind of thing you want to see in football.

"There was no contact, nothing happened at all. It is disappointing when you see a reaction like that."