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Falkirk manager says sorry to Hibs’ John McGinn over penalty claim

first_imgFalkirk boss Peter Houston has apologised to Hibernian midfielder John McGinn after claiming the midfielder went down to easily to try and win a penalty in Sunday’s Championship clash.Refere John Beaton waved away Hibernian’s claims after McGinn was tackled by Bairns defender Luke Leahy in the second half of the 1-1 draw.After the match, Bairns boss Houston told reporters that the 21-year-old had to be careful not to gain a reputation for simulation.However after reviewing footage of the incident, the former Dundee United boss concedes he was wrong. He told Falkirk’s website: “After reviewing the footage of the incident in hindsight John, who is an extremely talented football player, had a strong case for a penalty and fair credit to the lad for attempting to play on. “At the time of making the comments I hadn’t seen the footage properly, I’ve called Alan Stubbs this morning to apologise to John for the comments that were made.”Former St Mirren player McGinn was awarded a spot kick in controversial circumstances during Hibernian’s 1-0 win over Falkirk back in October.last_img read more