There always comes a point in the season where there seems to be more flashpoints than ever.
We don’t know if it’s fatigue, lack of awareness or just downright lazy refereeing but the men in black are leaving the SFA with a lot to do during the week when it comes to dealing with things on the pitch.
The flashpoint on Saturday was incredible. Ismaila Soro was subject to what can only be described as a spinning heel kick by Devante Cole, the referee seemingly saw the incident and decided to only brandish a yellow.
Scottish football 🤝 Spinning heel kicks.
Only a yellow 🙄 pic.twitter.com/rtQSvcYWFB
— CeltsAreHere (@HereCelts) February 6, 2021
It’s a clear red card and violent conduct by the Motherwell player. Considering Motherwell came so close to grabbing a point in the end, the decision not to send Cole off could have cost Celtic big time.
The SFA must surely look at this and upgrade the yellow to a red. The referee can’t be happy with his decision after watching it back.