Despite the comfortable 4-0 win over Motherwell it didn’t pass entirely without incident with Scott Brown – on this occasion – the victim of a late “stamp” from Chris Long, who may face retrospective action from the compliance officer.
With the last few days being filled with controversy surrounding Alfredo Morelos’ interview with Sky Sports and Leigh Griffiths under the spotlight for his own alleged stamp against Hamilton at the weekend, how the SFA reacts to this clash will be interesting given the precedent set earlier in the week.
Long could be in hot water as the video footage appears to show him stepping across onto the Celtic skipper’s ankle after he has played a pass inside.
Should Long have been sent off for catching Brown?
Hoops fans took to Twitter with the evidence pointing to the Motherwell player lucky to escape any action on the night hoping that it gets the same media coverage as Griffiths’ did after the weekend’s fixtures.
Clear Stamp on Scott Brown, no booking or warning to Motherwell player, ???? HH pic.twitter.com/KIwugxlcRs
— Gerald (@GeraldMcGrain) February 5, 2020
I’d say that was, not looking but def made movement towards, but it will be washed away….its Broonie
— Jamie (@TheEssexHoops) February 5, 2020
Griffs one been headline news on every SMSM outlet since Sunday. Wonder if this one will attract the same attention??
— Paul Edouard (@PaulNewtown) February 5, 2020
The silence on this tackle is deafening…….
— Sean Mc Laughlin (@thebattler2000) February 6, 2020
It’s ok there will be a massive outcry in the press and media tomorrow…🤔
— Des (@johndes123) February 5, 2020
I wonder of the press will be all over this the way they were with Griffiths ?🤔
— Danny McC (@danmcc1977) February 6, 2020
The disciplinary procedure in Scottish football continues to be a laughing stock and is in serious need of an overhaul – even without VAR implementation – to bring the game into, at least, the 21st century and improve the national game as a whole.