Dermot Gallagher dissects the massive refereeing flashpoints from the weekend’s Scottish Premiership and League Cup motion.
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 a giant danger and he is obtained fortunate.
INCIDENT: Aberdeen captain Anthony Stewart despatched off for a problem on Vogue Sakala.
VERDICT: Purple card
DERMOT SAYS: It is the sheer depth and the aggression of the sort out. Should you see it from one other angle, he completely wallops him. I do not assume there might be any complaints. I watched this recreation, and I did see that he advised the referee that he obtained the ball. He did not get the ball however even when he had, it could 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: This can be a robust one for the referee as a result of it’s behind his again. The VAR seems to be at it, however I do not assume Kent swipes like Liam suggests he does. He flicks out at him, however it’s not a punch. If the referee would have seen it I believe he’d have given a yellow card, however I do not assume he’d have given a pink card.
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 truly hit his arm, I do not know, however wanting on the replays you’d say the participant was fortunate.
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