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Chris Sutton’s verdict on the big Tannadice flashpoint

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Chris Sutton joined the Celtic support in condemning Don Robertson for the leniency shown to Callum Butcher for his horror challenge on David Turnbull.

Just back from a two match ban the Dundee United substitute ploughed through the ball into the lower leg of the Celtic midfielder.

Fortunately Turnbull’s foot was off the ground with his shin pad taking the impact, if his foot had been planted on the ground the impact would have been gruesome.

Robertson had a clear view of the incident, as did his assistant David Roome with Butcher allowed to stay on the park.

As well as the potential damage to Turnbull getting 30 minutes to play against 10 men could have allowed Celtic to run up a few more goals.

Turnbull managed to complete the 90 minutes but just like Stephen Welsh and Cameron Carter-Vickers in recent matches against St Johnstone there is a worrying lack of protection given to players.

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2 comments

  • harold shand says:

    Would be rather jolly if somebody from our board would come out and defend our players and ask for some protection from leg breaking tackles like this

    And

    Where’s Crawford ? Anybody seen Crawford ?

  • David Newton says:

    That tackle is the reason red cards exist.
    Referee must have left his red card in his other trousers.
    A scandal of a decision
    Teams can tackle/kick and abuse Celtic players with absolute impunity

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