Should Jayden Stockley have been sent off for his elbow on Kieran Tierney during the Scottish Cup Final?
The Aberdeen striker was a surprise choice by Derek McInnes in his starting XI to face Celtic at Hampden.
You’d imagine Stockley was selected so the Dons could have more of a physical presence against Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic in the Hoops defence.
And he didn’t waste any time putting himself about as a challenge with Tierney led to the full-back needing treatment before heading off with what looked like a tooth injury:
No doubt in my mind Stockley meant that, he knew exactly where Kieran was and why would you turn with such force pic.twitter.com/fqg84qG8Nl
— matt mcglone (@MattMcGlone9) May 27, 2017
Referee Bobby Madden didn’t blow for a foul or punish Stockley – but the challenge has definitely led to debate among supporters watching:
At the time, the teams were already level at 1-1 after Stuart Armstrong cancelled out Jonny Hayes’ opening goal.
The rest of the half has passed without much incident, but should Stockley have seen red for the incident with Tierney?