Levein furious at Dallas
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Leeds stopper Maybury was involved in a tussle with Neil McCann who was lucky to stay on - by his manager's admission.
Rangers held a slender 1-0 lead when Maybury was dismissed just after the hour mark leaving Levein furious at referee Hugh Dallas.
"The game changed with the sending off. I think Neil (McCann) has done a great job in fooling Hugh Dallas," raged Levein.
"I'm not just talking about the ordering off incident. I feel that on a number of occasions fouls were given when Alan Maybury was doing a brilliant job.
"What happened was that the referee made a rod for his own back. He had to make a decision like that eventually. I thought he had a wholly inconsistent afternoon. I'm a huge fan of Hugh Dallas but not today."
Levein revealed he would not fine the Irishman for his dismissal, adding: "And to be honest, by the letter of the law for retaliation Neil McCann shouldn't have been on the park anyway. Right in front of the dugout he has thrown an elbow. Again, that was inconsistency.''
Gers boss Alex McLeish defended Dallas but suggested McCann, a former Hearts favourite, was close to being sent off.
"Maybury was over-zealous today. He made four or five late challenges on McCann," said McLleish.
"I don't think he was dirty but with the amount of fouls he had, the ref had no alternative. Neil was close to a red card as well. He was treading on thin ice as well.
"He retaliated and was booked for that. I knew he was walking a tightrope and I said so at half-time and I thought he showed great discipline in the second half."