At least McDonald would have got to see it this time
Well, according to the Celtic website, the decision to send off Scott Brown was one that seemed to mystify most observers but that has held no sway with Dougie McDonald and the SFA.
McDonald was unable to get a clear view of the incident on Sunday as he was looking through a crowd of players but he wasted no time in brandishing a red card to the Celtic captain. Given the swiftness of movement and decisive action that McDonald took, it was probably unlikely that he would be willing to accept he made a mistake.
Even one that may have been made in a honest manner.
The thing is, with a Celtic source casting doubt over the credibility of referee’s against the club, was there any chance a grade one official was going to come out and say that they made a bad decision against the club?
Anyways, back to the facts as opposed to opinions which some will agree with, others will disagree with.
Brown has been given a three match ban and will miss:
Away to Falkirk
Home to St Johnstone
Away to St Mirren
With the league race virtually over, Brown’s absence may not be a crucial loss to the club, some may even say Celtic’s midfield could improve, however, Tony Mowbray won’t be pleased at losing his captain for three matches.
Who will come in for Brown?