DEDRYCK BOYATA was sent off for dissent last night after a sustained verbal attack on the referee John Beaton who refused to give Boyata a foul second previously.
The defender was astonished when the referee allowed play to go on when he was brought down near the halfway line.
Once Boyata got back to his feet he ran towards Beaton, shouting at him, he then walked away only to come back and deliver more verbal to the whistler.
Beaton can be seen saying to Scott Brown, shut him up or he’s off just seconds before the player is given his marching orders.
A lot of Celtic fans were confused about seeing a player given a straight red for dissent is unusual.
Considering the SFA believe that taking a swipe at a fellow professional is only a yellow card – it’s hard to justify the red card stance by Beaton.
On the other hand, was this the right thing to do by Beaton? Has he set a precedent or opened a can of worms.
If a red card for sustained dissent is not consistently applied then again the governing body will look like a joke.
These Celtic fans have been having their say on the issue and the support seem split on Celtic’s £7million rated man.
Can I understand Boyata's frustration, yup, Been sent off for similar, but I wasn't a professional being paid top dollar. Nor was I likely to be missed that much during suspension.
This could cost us against Hearts. Hopefully only suspended for the cup games?
— BhoysforLife (@888MumbaiMagic) September 27, 2018
Boyata gets a red card for swearing at Beaton
He should have volleyed him instead and just took the yellow
— Henke (@GlasgowsGreen) September 26, 2018
Who was last player to be sent off for abuse
It is as rare as a decent Ref
Am sorry but Beaton was delighted to get Boyata off park
— Celtic Collectibles (@CollectCelticFC) September 27, 2018
Morelos red set a https://t.co/qqszeUb2Sn can kick opponents.Will Boyata red,set a precedent ? Give verbals back,every player gets a red now ?
— Celtic Symphony (@DM8883) September 27, 2018
Nonsense. Watch it from beginning and you'll clearly see boyata has 3, possibly 4, goes at beaton. It lasts about 15 to 20 seconds and boyata has every chance tae calm and accept he was gettin a yellow but kept going. If questioning anyones attitude then it shld be DB's.
— mk1010 (@mickat88) September 27, 2018
Seriously Boyata.. have a word with yourself! Dissent 😇
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) September 26, 2018
Boyata was Idiot last night, should’ve shut up and walked away. Stop going on about the referee 🙄
— Kevin O'Rourke (@kevin_orourke86) September 27, 2018