Six hours after the game and I'm still so ****ing angry.
After weeks of watching games played in the World Cup throughout the summer without seeing any red card incidents for violent conduct even though there were quite a few retaliatory acts similar to the one carried out by Morelos today, the controversy regarding Scottish refereeing decisions suddenly rears it's ugly head yet again.
After only eleven minutes of play we suddenly have a player sent off for a totally innocuous foul even though the referee didn't see it and the linesman didn't flag for it??
Who then made the decision, the fourth official and if so why did the referre not approach and discuss the incident with him prior to making any decision.
The decision not to send Ball off following the penalty award was another blatant mistake which should be investigated by the refereeing panel.
Below are the FA rules for this particular type of foul
" Where a player commits an offence against an opponent within their own penalty area which denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and the referee awards a penalty kick, the offending player is cautioned if the offence was an attempt to play the ball; in all other circumstances (e.g. holding, pulling, pushing, no possibility to play the ball etc.) the offending player must be sent off. "