A furious James McPake has claimed the SPFL put lives at risk by making Dundee play Aberdeen.
The Dark Blues boss was without six players following a positive Covid test result in his squad yesterday morning.
Five were ruled out as close contacts which led to Dundee asking the SPFL for the game to be postponed.
However, the governing body insisted that they make the trip to Pittodrie.
McPake said: “It was just about it being black and white — you’ve got that [13 players available] so go out and play. That’s putting people’s families at risk — and, let’s say it, their lives at risk or their loved ones at risk.
“My captain today [Jordan McGhee] has a three day old baby and now he’s got to go back to his house.
“Do I feel comfortable with that? No. My mum is 89 and I’ve been getting my two-year-old to do a lateral flow test every day this week so she could come for Christmas dinner. Do I feel comfortable with that? No.
“I’ve seen them [the SPFL] handle it great before. I was on the phone to them on a Friday night before we played Morton for longer than I was on the phone to them today.
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“That was them being diligent and protecting people. That was at the start of it. Now it’s as if it’s you need to play games. No matter what you are playing that game.
“That was their call, their decision and what comes from that, fine. I have no issue saying what I’m saying because it’s factual.
“We asked to get the game off and they made us play it. We didn’t feel comfortable. They allowed us to get on buses.
“I’m the one leading the group and for me to take that group of players and staff on buses and into a hotel to sit down and eat knowing that after they go out and battle for 94 minutes they have to go back to their families.
“It doesn’t sit right with me. The club did the right thing with their risk assessment — but the SPFL have been a disgrace.”
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McPake added that even Aberdeen had cause to be concerned.
He said: “The way today was handled showed a lack of respect for everyone — including Aberdeen Football Club.
“The SPFL will probably deserve the headlines that go with this.
“I’m terrified. We will still test. We just need to pray everyone is healthy because today we were put in a very risky situation as were Aberdeen.
“When you have their director standing at the bottom of the tunnel saying that to you then you know they feel the same way.”