Dundee boss Jim McIntyre branded his side’s performance in defeat against Queen of the South last night as “embarrassing”.
The Dark Blues were dumped out of the Scottish Cup in this replay at Palmerston with Stephen Dobbie doing all the damage, helping himself to a hat-trick.
His first goal was straight out of the top drawer although the other two were self-inflicted wounds from a Dundee perspective thanks to defensive howlers from Ryan Inniss and Genseric Kusunga.
The former suffered the indignation of being subbed in the 31st minute with the manager not holding back with his criticism.
McIntyre said: “We started the game well and had two great chances so I was pleased with that.
“The players were warned to make sure there was contact on Dobbie but he’s picked the ball up (at first goal), we let him cut inside and he’s hit a worldie.
“We got punished and the reaction after that was so poor.
“We gifted two more goals with ridiculous decision making by both the centre-backs.
“That makes it a difficult night. Queens made good decisions and we never.”
McIntyre added: “The last two performances have been good but we blew that out of the water.
“It was embarrassing. We totally fell apart at the back with our decision making.
“You can’t gift goals like that, the second and third were ridiculous and it’s the kind of thing you wouldn’t see five-year-olds doing.
“That’s the second time in two games my centre-half has come in and said sorry. Well, actions speak louder than words.”