Thursday 27 April 2017

Off The Ball: Hysteria over black card calls clouds real issues

Referee Maurice Deegan's black card decisions were subject to discussion after Sunday's game
Referee Maurice Deegan's black card decisions were subject to discussion after Sunday's game

Colm Parkinson

I'm tired of hearing about the black card.

After a classic game of football on Sunday, all the talk afterwards was about black card decisions Maurice Deegan allegedly got wrong.

Forget that Kerry scored 18 points against a defensive team like Tyrone, forget the re-emergence of Tyrone as a force, forget about kick-out strategies, counter-attack football and missed goal chances, let's talk about black cards.

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