Incredible statementSportscene looking for red cards already
CRAIG GORDON reckons Rangers star Scott Arfield could've been sent off after the crunching tackle with Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine.
The Dons stopper was shown a red card for the lunge but Arfield escaped any punishment at Pittodrie, as Gers ran out 1-0 winners.
And Hearts keeper Gordon claims Arfield jumped into the "meaty challenge" with two feet and could've walked.
Speaking on Sportscene, ex-Celtic keeper Gordon said: "No, I don't think so.
"You look at Arfield jumping in with two feet as well there.
"It was quite a meaty challenge from both players there.
"You look at that and I don't think you can complain about the red card.
"Both players are in serious danger of going for red cards the way they've both went in for that.
"I don't think you have any complaints when you see that back."
Arfields feet were clearly off the ground and could have been in danger of being sent off had he been first to the ball. As it happens Considine also had both feet of the ground and was correctly sent off. Gordon is wrong as Arfield was late to the ball.Kris Boyd said the same thing.
I agree. Arfields feet were off the ground too (although his lunge wasn't as hefty). But no doubt, if he got there first he'd have walked.
I think there probably was intent from Considine whereas Arfield tried to play the ball.
Anyway. Sportscene has been anti-Rangers pish for years but we're trying too hard with this one.
Arfield’s studs were facing down whereas Considine studs were ‘showing’ that’s the difference here.Arfields feet were clearly off the ground and could have been in danger of being sent off had he been first to the ball. As it happens Considine also had both feet of the ground and was correctly sent off. Gordon is wrong as Arfield was late to the ball.
Looking at Newsnow, “ Craig Gordon in Scott Arfield red card claim as he insists Rangers Star was in serious danger”. The article is in the Record of course. I won’t be linking to that but it’s started early. There will be more every game no doubt.And soooo it begins
The fact Arfield never went in two footed is obviously completely lost on you.I think that every player goes into a tackle with two feet, the red card was for the studs showing and only one player was doing that.