Penalty snub angers Fletcher

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Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher poured scorn on German referee Knut Kirkher for denying James McFadden a penalty during Wednesday night´s 2-0 Euro 2008 qualifying defeat by Georgia in Tbilisi.

Georgia striker Levan Mchedlidze headed the home side into the lead after 16 minutes but a cry went up from the 2000-strong Tartan Army when, before the break, the Everton striker went down after a challenge by home captain Zurab Khizanishvili inside his own penalty area.

Fletcher said: "Maybe there are times when we do have to be like foreigners and go down but it´s not in our nature, and we don´t want to do that sort of thing. But I don´t know what it is going to take for us to get a penalty at this level."

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