Controversial Red Card Decision Sparks Debate
A contentious VAR decision during the Celtic vs. St Mirren match has ignited a firestorm among fans. Toyosi Olusanya’s initial yellow card was upgraded to a red after a high-boot challenge on Celtic’s Joe Hart, leading to widespread discussion and criticism.
Sutton’s Commentary Under Fire
Former Celtic player Chris Sutton found himself at the center of controversy after labeling the dismissal of Olusanya “harsh” on live commentary and social media. Fans were quick to express their disbelief at Sutton’s interpretation of the incident, especially given his advocacy for concussion awareness in football.
Fans Rally Against Sutton’s Opinion
Supporters took to social media to challenge Sutton’s stance, emphasizing the dangerous nature of Olusanya’s play and Hart’s fortunate escape from serious injury. The consensus among fans was clear: the challenge was reckless, and the red card was warranted, with no need for debate.
Calls for Consistency in Officiating
The incident has amplified calls for officials to make correct decisions promptly, with many arguing that such obvious cases of dangerous play should not require VAR intervention. The consensus among the fanbase is that a straight red card should have been the immediate decision for endangering an opponent.
Transfer News: Celtic Eyes Scott McKenna
Amid the controversy, Celtic is reportedly interested in signing Scott McKenna in a potential cut-price deal, adding another layer of excitement for fans during a tumultuous week.
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