Ciarán Whelan has branded the choice to ship off David Clifford towards Tyrone as “horrible”.
TV cameras confirmed the Kerry captain being dragged to the bottom by Ben McDonnell, the place he held his arms out to exhibit his refusal to interact within the scuffle.
He was incensed by Fergal Kelly’s choice to indicate him, and McDonnell, yellow playing cards, which means Clifford was sent-off, remonstrating with Kelly, who was going through away from the incident, and his umpires.
Whelan says it is one other instance of key gamers who’ve picked up a reserving being focused in scuffles to get them dismissed. Clifford had scored six factors as Kerry fell one level quick at Edendork.
“That is one thing that is been within the recreation for a number of years the place key gamers are focused by defenders to try to suck them in and get them a yellow card,” stated Whelan on RTÉ’s Allianz League Sunday.
“Horrible choice by Fergal Kelly”
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“We actually want referees to begin to stand as much as this and see frequent sense.
“We noticed the incident, the umpires had been behind the objective. David Clifford is just not going to be instigating.
“He is the important thing participant and he will get dragged to the bottom and picks up a yellow card and you may see how annoyed, how aggravated he’s.
“It has been a bugbear of mine for a few years that when the important thing gamers are targets, they get sucked in and get a foolish yellow card.
“We want frequent sense. Horrible choice by Fergal Kelly.”
Kerry supervisor Peter Keane stated: “It’s simple pickings to say that there are two fellas concerned and I’ll give each of them each yellows and, as a result of he had picked up one early within the first half, two yellows make a purple.”