Thursday 8 December 2016

Ref had no option in Feeney 'black' moment

Colm Parkinson

Published 19/03/2014 | 02:30

Castlebar's Richie Feeney is shown a black card by referee Eddie Kinsella in the early stages of Monday's club final
Castlebar's Richie Feeney is shown a black card by referee Eddie Kinsella in the early stages of Monday's club final

What on earth was Richie Feeney thinking?

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The only valid criticism of the black card so far is that, on occasion, referees need to make a judgment call as to whether there's been a genuine or deliberate foul.

This can be a grey area when you consider a lot of referees don't have a real understanding of the game. The one foul that falls under the 'black' umbrella where there is no ambiguity whatsoever, is the 'deliberate body collide'.

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