Goodwin charged over Porteous 'cheat' accusation

Goodwin charged over Porteous 'cheat' accusation

Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin has been charged by the Scottish FA after accusing Hibs defender Ryan Porteous of "blatant cheating".

Goodwin has been issued with a notice of complaint for "making comments of a discriminatory or offensive nature" after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Easter Road.

The Dons boss was furious after referee David Dickinson awarded Hibs a first-half penalty after Porteous went down in the box after a tussle with on-loan defender Liam Scales.

He was further angered when Scales was shown a second yellow card for the incident before Aberdeen let a 1-0 lead slip and lost 3-1.

After the game, Goodwin said: "I don't know how many times the boy Porteous can get away with that kind of stuff.

We're telling our players in midweek to be careful with him in the box, be careful with him at set-plays and don't touch him as he will go over.

I actually had a laugh and a joke with the referee prior to the game to make him aware of it. Unfortunately, just before half-time, he was sucked in hook, line and sinker.