Officials will say Hedges didn’t attempt to play the ball so it’s red card but the whole reason the law change came in was for fairness. Nobody can say the spirit of the law should get Hedges sent off. Definitely a penalty but never a red card.
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) January 10, 2021
Sportscene and Celtic TV’s, Michael Stewart, in full blown conspiracy mode – and not for the first time this season – claimed that despite Ryan Hedges meeting every criteria to be sent off after conceding a penalty for a foul on Alfredo Morelos, tried to argue against it.
Was Beaton right to send off Hedges?
Needless to say Rangers fans were raging at the sheer level of idiocy from a pundit employed to give “expert” analysis but frequently ignores the laws of the game if they don’t suit his obvious agenda going as far as to say what the law should be.
Here’s a selection of the ones that were safe to publish…
You just said the rules. Why are you so dumb 😂
— M (@RoyalBlue1872) January 10, 2021
The rules are not open to your interpretation Michael. It doesn’t matter how unfair it may be. Its a red card, suck it up.
Your thoughts on Mains challenge please?
— Faceless 👤 (@FacelessRanger) January 10, 2021
dry your eyes brother michael
— ConnorDickson. (@ConnorDickson_) January 10, 2021
Aw ginge you’ve been doing so well lately, but once again you seem to think you can pick and choose what you fancy from the laws. You’re wrong, as usual.
— Source 1 (@JJM1872) January 10, 2021
So the laws say it’s a red card but it’s never a red card pic.twitter.com/RgdivDHCkH
— Rob Stewart (@RobStewart79) January 10, 2021
Ross McCrorie sent off v Celtic at Hampden in 2018 for the exact same.
There isn’t an accident caveat in the rules.
You are an absolute fraud of a pundit.
— ✡️ (@BC7RFC) January 10, 2021
Stewart, even in the face of fact, won’t back down either, that he accepts “officials” – who know the laws – would see it as a red card but that it is “never” a red card is just another example of the level of ineptitude we have come to expect from his punditry.