Celtic fans are still furious with Aberdeen defender Dominic Ball after his horror challenge on midfield Ryan Christie at the weekend.
The Hoops have confirmed via the official club website that Christie will require surgery to treat ‘multiple facial fractures’ after being on the receiving end of a high, out of control headbutt during the Scottish Cup semi-final clash on Sunday.
Christie has been a key performer in the first-team this season and with no current timescale on his return, there are fears that his season could now be over, hampering our charge towards a historic ‘treble treble’.
The update has put Ball in the firing line again, with many fans feeling like he should be strongly punished by the Scottish FA, beyond the second yellow card and red card he received during the match.
The chances of an extended ban are slim, but supporters have taken to Twitter today to share their frustration…
Thug that did it will be back in a couple of games????
— bhoysarebackintown (@Historybhoys) April 16, 2019
That head butt was an assault, should have been a straight red and not a second booking. Not entirely sure of the rules but I think if possible they should look at it again.
— Kaiser (@thebhoyQuinn) April 16, 2019
Ryan’s injury was no accident !!! That was a deliberate attempt to injure a fellow pro, as was Ferguson on Rogic ! How long will the club sit on their hands and say nothing about refs letting our players be assaulted on a weekly basis ?
— Yogi the Tim (@yogithetim2) April 16, 2019
— C Diddy (@IAmManBearPig) April 16, 2019
the neck of McInnes to compare this to the GMS incident.. Ryan had already headed the ball when Ball assaulted him. It was no clash of heads but a headbutt in the air!!
— Mark Nesbitt (@MarkNesbitt1888) April 16, 2019
Compliance officer should be citing @DominicBall6 for violent conduct. Was a horrendous “challenge”
— Gary Docherty (@gary_docherty) April 16, 2019
Only in Scottish football would the opposing manager have the neck to complain about the yellow card. Horrific illegal rugby tackle
— Michael Mulholland (@MichaelMulhol13) April 16, 2019
Nice words. What do the club plan to actually *do* to prevent, or least greatly reduce, the obvious pattern of assault against its players? Or, if the beaks cannot give enough damns about the human beings who play for it, to at least protect the investors’ “assets”? ☘️
— Kingsnake (@PrestonMcMurry) April 16, 2019
Time the club called out for protection of our players.Our players are being targeted week after week.
— joe burt (@joeburt3) April 16, 2019