His challenge on George McCluskey's shin provoked an all-out brawl from which only Hibs keeper Alan Rough remained aloof.
However, there was a catch, and it eventually ensnared Dundee Hibs.
Little did the Hibs manager know the gaffer had made up his mind I wasn't going.
A former Scotland Under-21 skipper, Ian has captained Hibs since the departure of John O'Neil to Falkirk.
Just the two songs from a chap with hair so spiky he could walk into the Hibs midfield in an instant.