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Former SFA ref calls for retrospective Hampden red card!

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Des Roache has called for Liel Abada to be given a retrospective red card for his Hampden simulation.

The Celtic substitute was booked for taking a dive just outside the penalty box with absolutely no complaints about that decision from the player or any of his team-mates.

It wasn’t a good look for Abada who has excelled in the Glasgow derby but Roache and the Daily Record decided that the issue was worth highlighting.

The Record reports:

Discussing the Celtic flashpoint, Roache told Grosvenor Sport said: “It’s a bug-bear of mine and I will be consistent. He should be given a retrospective red card for cheating.

“He knew what he was doing and you could see how sheepish he looked when Nick Walsh brought out the yellow card, which is the current tariff for this offence. I really hate simulation and I think the only way you are going to get rid of blatant cheating is to make it a red card offence.”

At no time in the history has simulation been a red card offence, mostly players escape unpunished but bookings are handed out.

Nick Walsh managed to referee the match without any controversy or issues with just a flurry of yellow cards in the closing stages.

Roache’s refereeing career never reached any real heights with his final matches in the lower divisions coming at the start of the 2013/14 season.

These days he seems to be trying to create a career in the media with a regular podcast alongside Steve Conroy.

CLICK HERE for Roache’s refereeing career details.

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  • Scouse bhoy says:

    Is he saying they should bend the rules as they stand at the moment to get a celtic player suspended ?.

    • Dando says:

      Ah brilliant, 30+ (incl cup) games into the season and NOW they want to change the rules…..


  • John Leslie says:

    Tell me Mr roache were was you when morelas made a habit of cheating so has a few rangers players get your blue glasses of and be a honest ref now your retieerd

  • BhilltheTim says:

    How about one for Morelos for his shove on Mooy which allowed him to score?

  • harold shand says:

    See that boy that done this article , Mark Pirie , the hack that constantly writes negative stuff like this to do with Celtic

    Go search and have a pipe at the video that the Record done straight after the game on Sunday with him and another roaster talking

    He’s so gutted and raging he looks like he’s gonna spew up

  • Enoch Moseley says:

    Or to put it another way, Abada received the correct stipulated punishment for the offence, but this walloper thinks that a heavier sentence than is allowed should be imposed….. this clown has missed his true calling as a rabble-rousing politician.

  • Scud Missile says:

    He has the right name alright try putting cock in front of it.

  • Jim Kearney says:

    Scraping the barrel a bit, there were other incidents that could and should have been highlighted but they were again’st the team that lost, what a surprise.

  • the maister says:

    Des Roache rings a bell somewhere in the back of my mind. So he’s a referee of not much distinction. No wonder with claims like this!
    There’s no way he can say that it was simulation by Abada. More likely he just accelerated too fast and fell over. Roache would have Red Carded him. No wonder he never made it as a referee!

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