St Mirren goalkeeper Craig Samson has launched himself into the debate surrounding Rangers midfielder Daniel Candeias’ red card on Saturday.
The Portuguese star, whose goal opened the scoring in a 2-0 win for Steven Gerrard’s side, was sent off with just seconds remaining in the match after an altercation between him, Samson and Anton Ferdinand.
It was one of the more ridiculous red cards handed out in recent memories with replays showing that Candeias did nothing to warrant a second yellow card.
Samson though has accused the Rangers man of disrespect and is clearly still furious with his actions.
As quoted by The Daily Record, the Buddies shot-stopper said:
I was asking him to stop being so disrespectful. When they scored the second goal he ran past and gave Anton a bit of stick, telling him to ‘shoosh’ and blowing him kisses.
I’ve got no idea why he got a second yellow card. All I know is, you don’t need to act as he did, rubbing it in and showing a complete disrespect to his opponents.
Anton obviously wasn’t happy because of it. I don’t know what the two of them said to each other to actually make Candeais get sent off, but there was no need for him to do what he did.
He had already won the game – just go and shake hands. You don’t need to rub it in like that.
It sounds like the St Mirren players need thicker skin doesn’t it?
All Samson’s comments show is that Candeias didn’t do anything out of order to the extent that he warranted receiving a second caution.
The only doubt that remained following the replay footage was what the 30-year-old had said to Samson and Ferdinand in the wake of Alfredo Morelos’ goal.
Sadly, refereeing in Scotland rarely seem to make sense.