This is a very, very harsh red card.
Dundee United defender Barry Douglas was shown a straight red for a sliding challenge on Ross County’s Ivan Sproule in which he cleanly won the ball.
His studs weren’t ‘up’ exactly, though they were pointed upwards, but he didn’t go over the ball, sliding along the ground and cleanly taking the ball.
He did catch Sproule on the follow through, though this is inevitable and allowed. It is a contact sport after all!
Watch Barry Douglas’ severely harsh red card after winning the ball from Ivan Sproule on the clip below.
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