I've no problems with McInnes's tactics or Cosgrove's headless chicken act (whether or nor he was told to act like that).
It was done to get right under the home sides skin and unsettle them.
This goes on regularly in football and is just part of what makes it the game it is and we have used similar tactics in the past.
What really rips my knitting, however, is how the game was managed.
A good, strong referee would have noticed early on what was going on and cautioned Cosgrove.
Thereafter, if things didn't settle, a quiet word with his captain to advise that the chicken should be substituted before he was red carded.
That would normally have been enough for things to calm down and for a proper game of football to break out.
Unfortunately for us, we had to witness one of the weakest, incompetent refereeing performances I have ever seen.
I haven't seen TV highlights yet so only saw a melee in their goalmouth when Broadfoot was red carded, so cant comment. but by then the game was already boiling over.
Findlay's second yellow was well justified, but his first was very soft and his opponent, said chicken, should also have been cautioned and sent off.
McKenzie reacted angrily to being 'got at' by his opponent and whichever card he was shown should have been shown to his opponent as well.
I accept this may sound like sour grapes, but Aberdeen reserves got the result they came for and fair play to them.
My gripe is with the incompetent cnut who spoiled what could have been a good game of football.