Let's be fair on Poite

2013-09-16 14:51
Roman Poite (Gallo Images)
Greetings from kiwi land,
Sir the question you ask is not fair on the referee when you consider the time he saw the incident - adjudicated and acted (as an individual)....
Then compare the replays and the time we have to consider the tackle and discuss it with our mates while the games still carrying on the incident completely forgotten by the referee.
I think the question posed should be “did Bismark du Plessis deserve to be sent off for the tackle on Carter”?...Quite obviously to all of us spectators both Black and Green the answer is no.
The tackle on Messam was in my view dangerous though not intentional, dangerous in that you don’t fend off using an elbow it could be argued the time that he had to get his palm in front of his elbow to make the fend – would be the same amount of time the ref had to make his decision.
A good game and good teams I thought.
Bill Martin

Read more on:    mysport24


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.