ROTHES skipper Michael Dunn insists there was blame on both sides in the bus bust-up between his brother Scott and former manager Frani More.
And he is disappointed at what he sees as attempts by More to drag the club through the mud following the incident.
More quit while still on the bus and Scott Dunn has been placed on the transfer list by the club.
Michael says verbal insults and missed punches were traded from both sides in the drink-fuelled spat towards the end of a six-hour bus journey from Castle Douglas last weekend.
"The two of them had too much to drink and they don’t really get on. Frani called him down to the front of the bus and they were speaking away when Scott asked why he hadn’t been playing.
"Frani pushed Scott and threw a punch and Scott threw a punch back. It wasn’t just down to Scott and Frani was to blame as well."
Michael, who had not been drinking on the return bus journey, admitted the players had been disappointed in the manager’s reaction to the 3-0 Scottish Cup defeat by Threave on the way home.
"He had been shouting away and saying we were useless and idiots and we didn’t deserve to play for the club. He said we didn’t respect him, which wasn’t true.
"I said to him if that’s how he felt I was not going to play for him again. There were five or six players who all said they wouldn’t play for him again.
"Frani has portrayed the story as if he was just minding his own business and he got punched, and that wasn’t true.
Michael says the players are determined to put the matter behind them and start to pick up some points in the league.
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