Aberdeen legend Willie Miller claims Jim Goodwin must 'explain himself' after Ryan Porteous comments

Jim Goodwin had a word with Ryan Porteous after the game between Hibs and Aberdeen
Jim Goodwin had a word with Ryan Porteous after the game between Hibs and Aberdeen

ABERDEEN legend Willie Miller feels manager Jim Goodwin should 'explain himself' after he called Hibs defender Ryan Porteous 'a cheat.'

The Irishman made the statement after his side's 3-1 defeat at Easter Road.

The comments have landed the ex-St Mirren boss in hot water as he will now face a hearing at the SFA after he was charged by the governing body.

And now the Dons hero has given his thoughts on the issue, and he thinks Goodwin's choice of words were misjudged.

He wrote in his Press and Journal column: "Aberdeen boss Goodwin should take the opportunity to put his case forward to the SFA. He felt strongly enough about what happened in the incident where Hibs were awarded a penalty and Scales was sent off to voice his opinion.

"He has every right to do that as he is a manager of a top club.

"My take on it is that I don’t think it was the right thing to say. And that is the case with any manager.

"I also said it about Hearts’ boss Robbie Neilson when he made a comment about Lewis Ferguson.

"I don’t think it is the place of a manager to publicly brand a player from another team a cheat.

"If it happened to an Aberdeen player, then I’m sure Goodwin wouldn’t be happy about it. Goodwin will get the opportunity to put his case forward to the SFA on October 6."