Brendan Rodgers has questioned the editorial policy of BT Sport after Craig Gordon and Eric Sviatchenko were both put in the spotlight.
Gordon could have seen red for a challenge on Greig Spence during Celtic’s BetFred Cup win over Alloa while Sviatchenko was at the centre of a red card incident in the 2-2 draw at Inverness.
The Sviatchenko incident was replayed TWENTY-SIX times by BT Sports with some angles suggesting that Ross Draper has lost control before putting his leg in front of the Danish defender.
In contrast Harry Forrester flew into a two footed challenge during Sevco’s 5-0 win over Queen of the South that barely rated a mention although Chris Sutton highlighted the incident on twitter.
Asked about the Gordon incident on Wednesday night Rodgers said: “What doesn’t help is afterwards when the video footage is shown 14 times.
“We played at Inverness and Sviatchenko’s tackle was shown 26 times.
“I saw similar games with similar profile over the course of the last week, where a player arguably should have been sent off, and the video was shown twice.”
Asked if he was referring to the Forrester incident, Rodgers said: “I’m talking about the games I have watched, yeah.
“I know modern-day football is about sensationalism. The narrative of the game was that Alloa had done really well, they defended for their lives and worked as a unit.”
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