A referee in Scotland has been asked to explain his decision after a player was left with a gruesome wound by a tackle which was only punished with a yellow card.
Clydebank's Kevin Green was left with a horrific gash on his leg after a heavy challenge from an opposition player during his side's 3-2 win over Largs Thistle on Saturday. Despite the resulting injury, referee Gary Hanvidge is said to have only shown a yellow card to the aggressor during the West of Scotland Premier Division match.
Danny McGonigle, the father of Green's team-mate Liam McGonigle, has since taken to social media to demand an explanation.
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Alongside an image of the wound, McGonigle wrote: “Dear @sfa. Can you ask the referee at the Clydebank v Largs game today, how he thinks this is just a yellow card challenge?”
Green appears to be in hospital in the image, with blood having dripped down from the gash and covering his white socks.
Clydebank were able to go on to secure all three points after the incident, claiming victory in what is the sixth tier of Scottish football. The result leaves Clydebank fifth in the table, just one point adrift of the league leaders, after seven matches this season.
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The tight table early on in the campaign sees the entire top half, consisting of eight clubs, separated by just two points. Meanwhile, Largs are further down the table in 13th place.
There was no such debate as to whether a red card should have been shown in the Scottish Premiership last weekend, though, as Hearts fell to a 4-0 home loss against Rangers.
Hearts midfielder Cameron Devlin baffled fans after he attempted to plead his innocence with officials after being shown a straight red card for a challenge on Rabbi Matondo.
However, the Australian international could have little complaints after replays showed that he had stamped on Matondo when trying to win the ball back.
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