Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter admits that he has lost all respect for Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane following his pre-match theatrics on Sunday.
Mosimane had an intense quarrel with match officials before his team's 3-1 win over SuperSport United in the MTN8 quarter-finals.
Mosimane was infuriated after Sundowns players had requested the northern half of the field to warm-up and for their bench to use.
Stubbornly, the former Bafana Bafana coach refused to use the other half and subsequently a shambolic scene ensued where both teams warmed-up on the same half.
"Our warm-up was totally compromised, because they were running in and out of our side of the pitch," Baxter told the Sowetan.
"And then the comments that Pitso has made - either the insinuation that we [SuperSport] did wrong, or the shouting and swearing in the game - I think it diminishes the respect that people have for him.
"But the way he behaved was not fitting, and I'm sure a lot of his former friends at SuperSport will have lost respect for him. And I have to say he's gone down in my estimations. I don't know who Pitso was angry at.
"I hope he's directing it at the league. Even if he was, I still don't understand why he's even directing it at the league."