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From your seat though yeah. I'm basing my opinion on seeing the video replay several times over. Obviously Hibs have done the same - I don't think we'd have bothered appealing otherwise.From my seat at Celtc Park, Ithought it was a staight red and was surprised when it wasnt.
Simply because that is what I saw.. it was mistimed reckless and endangered the opponent. Hibs fan or naw that was my opinion.I'm not say you're not allowed one but you're about the only Hibs fan I've seen come out saying it was a red.
I agree with that - goals and offside are not subjective, so could easily be dealt with by technology & VAR. I wouldn’t like to see it used for anything else.I would only have it for goal line technology and offside - although your point about the time is a valid one - as for me everything else is still subjective. It’s someones opinion on their interpretation of the rules. You’ve only got to look at some of the post match decisions that have been made this season to see that having video evidence doesn’t always get you a decision that’s “right”.
Agree with this though.Whether people think the challenge deserved a red card or not the fact remains that the referee...the man in charge of the game...decided on the night that a yellow was sufficient. That should be the end of the matter.
That's probably 100% correct.Another factor is that Craig Thomson was the referee that night, someone who does us no favours whatsoever. However, having not sent off Scott Brown for an earlier equally-robust challenge, I believe he took that into account in issuing Johnson's yellow. Leniency from Thomson? I thoroughly doubt it. Evening-up? More likely.