Hearts' Steven MacLean has his say over Eboue Kouassi incident
Kouassi went down in apparent agony holding the front of his shorts and accused MacLean of grabbing him after the pair clashed at a corner during Celtic’s 3-0 Betfred Cup semi-final win.
The Celtic player went off moments later but had been limping prior to the incident.
The incident was missed by officials, but the veteran Hearts striker said: “It was just a laugh, just a coming together. “If I went down every time a centre-half niggled me I would be on my backside all day.
“It was just handbags,” he added.