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Referees chief hits back at Motherwell boss allegations

Hugh Dallas has dismissed claims by Jim Gannon he ignored correspondence from the Motherwell manager in relation to refereeing performances. Gannon claimed after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Dundee United he had twice written to the Scottish Football Association's head of referee's development without response.

But Dallas told the Daily Record: "I have received one letter from Motherwell, a club with whom I've enjoyed a fantastic relationship, man and boy. Mr Gannon's letter was received and responded to immediately, as all correspondence is from every club."

He added: "There are some wonderful people there and that's why I was so surprised to hear what was said after the game with Dundee United.

"A copy of the letter we received from Motherwell, and my reply, will be on the desk of the SFA chief executive on Monday morning to prove this point.

"I also take it personally when people say we'd turn a blind eye to referee misdemeanours."

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