17th June 2024

Dermot Gallagher dissects the large refereeing flashpoints from the weekend’s Scottish Premiership and League Cup motion.

Celtic 2-Zero Kilmarnock

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Kilmarnock supervisor Derek McInnes was sad after their late penalty declare was turned down of their Viaplay Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic

INCIDENT: Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis bundled over Joe Wright of their League Cup semi-final.

VERDICT: Penalty

DERMOT SAYS: The clue right here for me is the ball. The place is the ball? There isn’t a ball within the image when the contact is made. Giorgos Giakoumakis has taken an enormous threat and he is bought fortunate.

Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 15: Aberdeen's Anthony Stewart is shown straight red card for a foul on Rangers' Fashion Sakala during a Viaplay Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Hampden Park, on January 15, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Picture: Aberdeen’s Anthony Stewart was is proven a straight pink card for a foul on Rangers’ Style Sakala

INCIDENT: Aberdeen captain Anthony Stewart despatched off for a problem on Style Sakala.

VERDICT: Pink card

DERMOT SAYS: It is the sheer depth and the aggression of the deal with. For those who see it from one other angle, he completely wallops him. I do not suppose there will be any complaints. I watched this sport, and I did see that he advised the referee that he bought the ball. He did not get the ball however even when he had, it might have simply been an added bonus.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 15: Rangers' Ryan Kent during a Viaplay Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Hampden Park, on January 15, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)
Picture: Ryan Kent was concerned in an off-the-ball incident with Liam Scales

INCIDENT: Aberdeen’s Liam Scales went down following an off-the-ball conflict with Rangers winger Ryan Kent.

VERDICT: Yellow card

DERMOT SAYS: It is a robust one for the referee as a result of it’s behind his again. The VAR appears at it, however I do not suppose Kent swipes like Liam suggests he does. He flicks out at him, however it isn’t a punch. If the referee would have seen it I feel he’d have given a yellow card, however I do not suppose he’d have given a pink card.

Hearts 1-Zero St Mirren

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Highlights from the Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and St Mirren

INCIDENT: St Mirren denied a late penalty when Scott Tanser’s cross hit Hearts defender Kye Rowles’ arm within the field

VERDICT: Penalty

DERMOT SAYS: He is actually fortunate as a result of we have seen whenever you put your arm out like that, we have seen it week after week, it will get punished. Whether or not they did not have an angle to say whether or not it really hit his arm, I do not know, however trying on the replays you’d say the participant was fortunate.

Scottish Premiership & SWPL on Sky Sports activities

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Picture: Sky Sports activities will broadcast the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Ladies’s Premier League

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