It was as clear a red card offence as you’ll see all season.
Just because Scottish referees prefer to let the play (fouling) flow and rarely issue a straight red card doesn’t come into play. The same laws apply from the first whistle till the last.
David Turnbull was in space, facing goal, with Power racing in. As the ball got touched to the side Power launched himself at his opponent producing a snapping action with his right foot for extra effect.
Three weeks earlier Andy Halliday escaped without a card for a similar attack on Callum McGregor, yesterday, in this instance Willie Collum applied the rules.
Later, on Radio Clyde the incident was a hot topic with Rae putting up a case that it should only have been a booking.
On that basis it would require a near amputation to warrant a red card in the mind of the former St Mirren and Dundee manager.
Alex Rae said after the game today that this savagery effort was only a yellow card. What other country would employ this attitude in broadcasting https://t.co/M8KXdqEKCW
— Matt McGlone (@MattMcGlone9) August 21, 2021
He managed St Mirren, just think about that, absolute balloon he is.
— Jamie (@Manresssa) August 21, 2021
Heard it on the way home , was astounded with that comment , cannot hide what he is .
— Kelly Thomas (@123stayfree) August 21, 2021
Say it all about Rae’s background
— Septuagenarian49 (@AnthonyLochiel) August 21, 2021
Remember the time he stamped on a players head in Europe, did he not get a red?
— Burnt Toast (@HoneyToaster) August 21, 2021
Same Alex Rae that was screaming for porteus to get a multiple match ban for same tackle on barisic.
— Pkwg21 (@pkwg21) August 22, 2021
— Michael Hastie (@M8J7H) August 22, 2021
Then when Gordon Duncan read out the rules they were like I suppose by the letter of the law it could be a red. It was a horrendous tackle with serious intent
— Mikey67 (@KerrMikeybhoy71) August 22, 2021
Not Alex Rae’s first boo boo in this dept either… and prob not his last…he said that Roofe’s challenge on that keeper in the europa league game last season was totally accidental!! The keeper that ended up with about 20 stitches in his face…aye nae bother Alex! ?
— Martin Cullen (@aid05) August 21, 2021
Alex Rae fights a continual battle against the English language Matt. Wouldn’t worry too much about him
— gh (@kingshouse27) August 21, 2021
Studs up, foot of the ground, fast and reckless, endangering an opponent. I wish pundits would go through the rules/guidance issued to refs before commenting, same as handballs not evey ball that hits an arm in the box is a penalty
— angie campbell (@angie647) August 21, 2021
Wrong colour of jersey for Alex , colour blind don’t you know
— steph (@stephenconway17) August 21, 2021
Steven Thomson and Michael Stewart said it was a yellow too. Mental. Guy wasnt even trying to play the ball
— Mike Callaghan (@mikenotmike78) August 22, 2021
Went in 100% to take the man not the ball.That’s what we can expect all season,great refereeing for a change?
— janeys romeo (@JaneysRomeo) August 22, 2021