The assault on Alex Lowry last night has, thus far, avoided a charge against Dumbarton’s Ally Love, and we’re sure you’ve all by now seen the ‘tackle’ which was carried out simply to end Lowry’s career.
0-7 down, the game dead and buried, Love hurled himself legs first at Lowry’s hips at pace and scythed him to the turf, requiring Rangers’ man to be stretchered off.
At B level, the stretcher should NEVER be needed.
At senior level, with so much riding on results, accidents and red mist do happen – no justification, but they happen.
At B level?
This was a barbaric assault which had only one purpose – to end Lowry.
And Love has previous for poor behaviour, having been banned for 5 games in the past for racist antics on the pitch.
And this is the latest in the line of rotten actions on the pitch from him, with Lowry said to be ‘in distress’ (hardly surprising).
What now for Love?
Probably nothing – he got a booking, but that was it.
He certainly could use a police charge against him for what was no more than common assault.