PAUL McGOWAN has revealed the inside story of the explosive fall-out between Neil McCann and Scott Bain.
Back in October 2017, Celtic keeper Bain was involved in a furious row with McCann, who was his boss at Dundee.
Neil McCann forced Scott Bain out of Dundee after their relationship collapsed beyond repair
Scott Bain hasn’t looked back since and has been part of two treble winning sides at Celtic
The pair clashed at halftime during a game with Hamilton, which led to Bain being banished to train with the kids.
He didn’t know it at the time, but the bust-up set in motion a career-changing chain of events for Bain.
There was an initial loan switch to Hibs but then, without even playing a game for the Easter Road side, he landed a fairytale move to Celtic, where he would star in the double and treble Treble seasons.
McCann was later sacked and Bain showed there was no love lost between the two by immediately posting LAUGHING emojis on social media.
And while Bain hasn’t looked back since being forced out of Dens Park by McCann, former teammate McGowan will never forget the bitter dressing room blowup.
Speaking on the latest episode of Open Goal’s Keeping the Ball on the Ground, the Dundee midfielder told Si Ferry: “Do you know how he fell out with Dundee?
“We were playing a game. McCann always wanted to pass it from the back.
“One got cut out and he shouted over to McCann, ‘f*** off’.
“Neil McCann came in, he’s a hothead, and he said, ‘what did you say to me?’.
“We were getting beat 2-0, and Bainy was like that, ‘I told you to f*** off’.
“Instead of just lying, knowing what Neil McCann’s like…
“McCann was like, ‘you wit?’ and Bainy said, ‘I told you to f*** off’.
“We were all just sitting and McCann was like, ‘you told me to f*****g f*** off?’. He was right in his face.
“Bainy was just sitting there like, ‘aye’. He didn’t care.
“I’m thinking, ‘f*** me!’
“McCann asked for the sub goalie to go and warm up but he never put him on. After that it was just a mess.
“He left him out but it’s actually probably been the best thing that’s ever happened to Bainy in all honesty.”
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