Former Celtic star Craig Gordon has claimed that Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield was “in danger” of being sent off in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen after “jumping in with two feet” in the challenge that saw Dons defender Andy Considine dismissed.

The Aberdeen defender was rightly shown a red for a horror challenge in the closing stages of yesterday’s win but Gordon thinks that Canadian international Arfield was lucky to escape the same fate.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 01: Andrew Considine of Aberdeen fouls Scott Arfield of Rangers FC and is later sent off for the challenge during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Aberdeen and Rangers at Pittodrie Stadium on August 01, 2020 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors.

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Gordon did admit that there can’t be any complaints over the red card that was shown, but he seemed keen to dag Arfield in with Considine.

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“You look at Arfield jumping in with two feet as well there,” Gordon told BBC Sportscene.

 

“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.”

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 01: Andrew Considine of Aberdeen fouls Scott Arfield of Rangers FC and is later sent off for the challenge during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Aberdeen and Rangers at Pittodrie Stadium on August 01, 2020 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors.

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Pittodrie boss Derek McInnes bizarrely suggested it might not have been a red card had the season been ten or fifteen games deep, although if that sort of tackle is allowed to pass after ten games, there’s something seriously wrong.

The Rangers star was very lucky to escape a serious injury yesterday afternoon and Considine’s challenge merited a red card, whether it is after 1 or 31 games in the season.

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