"Shocking tackle" says Grant McCann as Rotherham United's Adam Thompson is sent off

By Paul Davis | 04/01/2020

'Shocking tackle' says Grant McCann as Rotherham United's Adam Thompson is sent off
Adam Thompson is dismissed

RIVAL manager Grant McCann slammed the tackle that saw Rotherham United defender Adam Thompson sent off during the Millers' FA Cup defeat against Hull City.

Right-back Thompson received a straight red card for a late challenge on Tigers winger Keane Lewis-Potter in the 24th minute of this afternoon's 3-2 third-round loss at AESSEAL New York Stadium..

Hull boss McCann said: "It was a shocking tackle. I'm surprised at Adam. I know him. He's not that kind of player. The tackle could have broken Keane's leg."

McCann was full of praise for League One Rotherham's valiant effort against a team from the Championship.

The Tigers needed a stoppage-time goal to go through and their manager said: "I knew it would be a tough game. I have a lot of admiration for what Paul Warne is doing here."

Millers boss Warne, who had no compaints about Thompson's dismissal, said: "Losing seems a bit harsh. I'm really proud of my side."

"I thought we were excellent. The lads are devastated in the dressing room but I will leave the stadium happy.​

"We played 66 minutes without a player and that is asking a lot of the lads.​ I have got good characters. We make them determined and motivated to play for this great club and they give everything.

Rotherham were a 1-0 down but superb goals from Michael Smith and Kyle Vassell saw them take the lead before Hull hit back.

The contest was marred by an inept display from the officials, with Warne claiming two of the Tigers' goals shouldn't have been allowed to stand.

“We might have been on the wrong end of a few decisions.," he reflected. "Unfortunately it wasn't our day, but I am not knocking anything the lads did."

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