Scotland and Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie has revealed how he faced the wrath of his father after he was caught on camera criticising Scotland’s international set-up.
McBurnie had to apologise to teammates and management alike following his comments, but he has revealed that there was more to it for him personally than just moving on with his fellow professionals.
Speaking to the Daily Record, McBurnie confirmed that he got a firm telling off from his father after the footage emerged, but insisted it was taken out of context.
“No-one heard the rest of the conversation. But nonetheless it looked terrible and it was stupid from me. My old man was raging at me. He gave me a clip round the ear for it.
“And as soon as it came out obviously I rang the gaffer and gave him my point of view. We had one conversation and that was it cleared.”
The former Swansea man signed for Sheffield United in the summer in a club-record deal for the Yorkshire club, and was given the chance to lead the line on Friday night as Scotland lost 2-1 at home to Russia, despite going 1-0 up through John McGinn.
McBurnie was arguably silly, but he rightfully apologised and put the incident to one side.
For him to be singled out as the problem though for Scotland and not the man to take them forward is beyond harsh.
They weren’t clinical enough Friday against Russia as a whole, in what was a fairly even match if stats shown on BBC Sport are anything to go by.
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