The Scot wants to draw a line under the incident.
"These things happen in football," he said. "He says it was only a joke. I did not know that at the time but he said it was a joke so I will take it that way and move on."
It isn't something McArthur wants to dwell on.
"There is nothing in it in my part. I am not bothered by it," he added. "You have heated moments in football. Emotions are high. It is not something that is going to play on my mind."
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