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Celtic Boss Brendan Rodgers Claims Ref Got Olivier Ntcham Red Card Decision Wrong Against St Mirren

Celtic Boss Brendan Rodgers Claims Ref Got Olivier Ntcham Red Card Decision Wrong Against St Mirren

Brendan Rodgers claims referee Andrew Dallas was wrong to send of Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham against St Mirren.

The Hoops boss slammed the overall performance of all the officials in his post-match interview after his side were held to a 0-0 draw by the Buddies at the Simple Digital Arena.

French midfielder Ntcham was shown a second yellow on 37 minutes for a late challenge on Saints captain Stephen McGinn.

But Rodgers believes Dallas called it wrong – and says his player didn’t actually make contact with McGinn.

Rodgers said: “I think it was a poor decision from the referee. I thought between all four officials tonight, they didn’t get too many decisions right to be honest.

“I think he’s going across to block the ball being played up the line and he doesn’t many any contact whatsoever with the player.

“But because it was in the corner and the crowd were quite vocal, he gives him a second yellow. But if you watch it again, there’s no contact.

“I don’t like to criticise the the refs too much but I thought there were a lot of decisions this evening that didn’t go for us.”

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The result sees newly-appointed Saints boss Oran Kearney claim a point in his first game in charge since succeeding Alan Stubbs.

Ahead of tonight’s match, former Celts striker Chris Sutton slammed the decision by Buddies chiefs to axe Stubbs after just four league games.

And the Parkhead legend also weighed-in on the Ntcham red card after the game, branding the tackle “brainless”.

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