Dermot Gallagher dissects the large refereeing flashpoints from the weekend’s Scottish Premiership and League Cup motion.
Celtic 2-Zero Kilmarnock
INCIDENT: Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis bundled over Joe Wright of their League Cup semi-final.
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
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.
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
INCIDENT: St Mirren denied a late penalty when Scott Tanser’s cross hit Hearts defender Kye Rowles’ arm within the field
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.
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