St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson furious about red card and refereeing inconsistency against Hibs


Sign up to our Hibs football newsletter

Referee Euan Anderson showed the Saints midfielder a straight red for a late challenge on Ryan Porteous midway through the second half before issuing Hibs left-back Marijan Cabraja with a yellow card for what Davidson deemed to be a similar tackle on Ryan McGowan.

Saints have now had three players sent off this season already after two red cards in the Premier Sports Cup, but Davidson said is considering an appeal.

“I think so,” he confirmed. “It depends if I can appeal it on grounds of another tackle in the same game. I’ll have a look at it. Murray is an important player for us.”

Murray Davidson’s dismissal was a huge talking point in the match.

Sign up to our Hibs football newsletter

The decision to show red for one challenge and yellow for the other was the major talking point after a feisty cinch Premiership opener in Perth which Hibs deserved to win thanks to an injury-time goal from Josh Campbell.

Davidson said: “I’m just looking for consistency in decisions. That’s the biggest thing for me. There are two massive talking points in the game. You come to the Murray Davidson sending off … whether it was or not is debatable. You come to that second tackle … to me it’s the exact same tackle, there is no difference at all, and he gives him a yellow.


Source link