Celtic fans were furious over the second half booking of Cameron Carter Vickers.
Sure he did get up off the ground rapidly to defend himself but so would most players if they were twice kicked while on the deck. It seems that his reaction earned him a booking.
In the same incident Chris Kane also picked up a yellow card. His crime was to twice kick out at a grounded opponent then have his hand in Carter-Vickers face.
The incident happened in the 75th minute and certainly stirred things up with Celtic on course towards a routine 1-0 victory thanks to Giorgos Giakoumakis opening his account for the club.
Kane is a physical striker, there is no problem with that but after 75 minutes of being second best to the Celtic central defenders he clearly lost his discipline. Had Walsh been able to use VAR it is hard to see how the St Johnstone striker would have stayed on the park.
As it is the disciplinary records of Kane and Carter-Vickers from today’s match are identical with both players a booking closer to missing a match through suspension.
Carter-Vickers getting a yellow card for….. em….. getting kicked I think. pic.twitter.com/M4faCK3dqW
— Tim Trivia (@TriviaTim) October 23, 2021
Then this pic.twitter.com/tiuOPo5nCg
— georgio porgio (@grgbarclay) October 23, 2021
Celtic player booked for taking a kicking and punched
— C3PO (@skywalker1404) October 23, 2021
The compliance officer will have a look at this before heading to klub deck.
— ClintEasterhouse (@Gnsan19) October 23, 2021
Exactly mate, that mob are all the same
— stewartybhoy (@stewartybhoy007) October 23, 2021
— P McB (@paulmcb1971) October 23, 2021
Nick Walsh the latest ref whos honest mistake leads to another player not being sent off against Celtic. He’s was booked though,so can’t take it to the compliance officer (?) Do you think Nick would make that “mistake”in European football, if he ever got the chance @ScottishFA
— Mick (@mickde1967) October 23, 2021
Referee runs across and books Kane immediately. Next he shows yellow card to CCV and then to Kane.
2 yellows to Kane as far as I could see.
— Michael Duignan (@Michael_Duignan) October 23, 2021
Walsh booking both to make it look more like a fight than what it actually was. Blatant assault.
— Martin Mc1967 SAY NO TO RACISM (@Martinmc1967) October 23, 2021
No the same ref that sent porteous off for making no contact with aribo?
— Scott Osprey (@ScottOsprey) October 23, 2021
Referee was an absolute joke today
— Frank Milligan (@fjmilligan) October 23, 2021