A brutal tackle on Karamoko Dembele added to Celtic’s woes during the 0-0 draw with Bristol City. Not many Celtic fans were prepared to describe it as a challenge or tackle.
Kasey Palmer was the culprit with a late attack on the winger who hobbled off to be replaced by Ewan Henderson.
There seems to be a convention in friendly matches that players are rarely booked let alone red carded, with that in mind it almost gives players licence to do whatever they like provided the match isn’t competitive.
Coming through the ranks Karamoko is well used to physical attention, his size and style of play has always attracted a certain level of ‘attention’.
In the professional ranks there should be a greater level of respect and protection, that was posted missing last night with Celtic and the player now having to wait to discover the extent of the injury.
Last season largely passed Karamoko by, the last thing that he needs is to miss out on part of pre-season with a new management team that appears more open to giving him an opportunity.
Karamoko did not have a “thing” knock. Proof read please.
It also wasn’t even a “thigh” knock. It was a result of shocking tackle @BristolCity player Kasey Palmer
— Craig Torrance (@CraigTorrance) July 14, 2021
Wee Karamoko looking upset after that horrendous tackle on him that forced him off in the first half. pic.twitter.com/aj14jeNsWn
— Highland__Paddy (@Highland__paddy) July 14, 2021
Not booked but ref stopping play for stealing 2 inches.same as Stockley on Saturday .we need some monsters in our team mate.
— wully mcmurray (@wullymcmurray) July 14, 2021
Probably jealousy. Palmer’s an average, English championship journeyman. Karamoko Dembele’s a teenager and playing for Celtic.
— CelticPreseason (@CPreseason) July 14, 2021
Terrible tackle, especially in friendly,he never kicked a ball the whole game,kicked a few players though.
— brian flynn (@brianflynn2) July 14, 2021
Worst part of that tackle on Karamoko aside from fact he’s probably been badly injured and ref doesn’t even book player making tackle, is the fact the rest of the team just stood by and didn’t even bother to react to it…
— Martin Wardhaugh (@MartinWardhaugh) July 14, 2021
Shocking tackle that on Karamoko HH
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) July 14, 2021