Dougie Hill accuses Hibs’ Farid El Alagui of diving

Hill accused the Hibs striker, pictured, of intentionally taking a tumble. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Hill accused the Hibs striker, pictured, of intentionally taking a tumble. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

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ALLOA Athletic defender Dougie Hill has accused Hibs striker Farid El Alagui of diving to get him sent off.

Hill received a second yellow card when he was judged to have fouled El Alagui in the 79th minute of Saturday’s match, which the Easter Road club won 1-0 thanks to another Jason Cummings goal.

“The referee has to show some common sense, but what makes it worse was there was no contact,” said Hill. “I went to tackle him but I pulled out before I got anywhere near him. Then Farid threw himself to the ground, which he is known to do.

“I should be more streetwise but Farid has a responsibility to play the game properly, and the referee has to also run the game sensibly. It’s going to put me out of the game against Dumbarton in two weeks’ time and that’s a massive one for us. Because it was a second yellow, we can’t appeal it.”

Hill admitted he is a Hibs fan, though, and is desperate to see them go on and win the Championship after drawing level on points with Rangers at the top.

“I hope Hibs can go on and win it now because I’m a Hibee. I would be absolutely delighted if they did, but Rangers have deeper pockets and that’s what it will come down to at the end of the day.

“Equally, can Hibs hold on to Cummings? He’s really firing them in and I hope they can keep hold of him. There are not many strikers in this league who will score 15-20 goals, so he’s a must-keep as far as I’m concerned.”