Wednesday 22 November 2017

Rovers boss Stephen Bradley slams 'disgraceful' Cork manager John Caulfield


Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley has slammed John Caulfield after the Cork City boss claimed that Dave Webster was "clever" and "conned" the referee in a bid to get Alan Bennett sent off last Monday.

The Cork defender was shown a straight red card in their EA Sports Cup semi-final defeat for an alleged stamp on Webster, which enraged Caulfield.

Bradley has hit back at his opposite number and insisted that his comments were "disgraceful".

"I thought it was disgraceful," Bradley fumed.

"If you watch it back - and I've watched the game three times - how John can defend him is beyond me. Dave has three stud marks across his chest. He pushed him and goes and stands on him. He actually stamps on him, he doesn't just stand on him, he stamps on him.

"Clever is when Sean Maguire was here and went down when Webby never touched him. You get a peno. You hold your hands up and say, 'Our defending was naive'.

"I watched it this morning again because I read the comments, it's crazy how John could suggest that he didn't stamp on him. I can't believe he's had a go at our player saying he needs to apologise for getting stamped on. It's crazy."

Irish Independent

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