A number of days ago an ‘independent tribunal’ found Ryan Edwards ‘not guilty’ and the case against the United man was closed formally.
This after one of the worst ‘tackles’ in the SPL this season.
Sadly, this appalling decision has led to 100% permissible consent for opposing players to hurt, maim, and slaughter Rangers players without so much as a yellow card for their troubles half the time.
Today’s treatment of the visiting team by the home side was tantamount to regimented and orchestrated assault.
Time and time again we saw vindictive and violent trysts being meted out on our players, very few of which actually got punished.
And because the call on Edwards means it’s open season, opposition players now know they’ll generally get away with such roughshod treatment on men in blue, or occasionally get a token yellow.
As Kris Boyd rightly called out, Martin Boyle’s elbow in Hagi’s face was a clear red, but it was nothing, no punishment, and this sadly is the kind of conduct we’re going to have to accept from the opposition this season.
If we want a fair playing field, we’ll have to look elsewhere.