Posted on Friday, 25th November 2011 by lordofthewing
‘Assualt by finger nail’
In the week which saw him be inducted into the SFA Hall Of Fame for ‘Services to Scottish Football’ (or the only place he has never got the sack), Terry Butcher launched a scathing attack on those who presented him with this accolade and the men who officiate the games.
Terry cried for Argentina:
It happens because referees are rushed into making decisions. If they just step back and look at it then they’d realise it’s not a red card.
“I’m bitterly disappointed and I’ll tell you what happens now. We’ll have a look at the DVD and probably say we’re going to appeal.
“I, or someone who represent the club, will go down toGlasgow. We’ll do all the necessary work and ensure we’ve got the paperwork in place by Tuesday afternoon.
The referee sees it; he then replies by Wednesday afternoon. Then I’ll sit down in front of the compliance officer and then in front of the SFA panel; which is three men.
“All of whom have never played football. And if the referee doesn’t change his mind then there’s no point in me going down.
“So, I’ll waste £1,000 of the club’s money plus train fare and everything else and it’ll be a complete waste of time.”
So, what is the punishment for questioning referees integrity and value of the new disciplinary committee?
The red card is rescinded – correct decision – and the player doesn’t even pick up a retrospective yellow as the foul was deemed ‘careless‘ not ‘dangerous‘.
I’m still awaiting the ref’s to call a strike, the press to tell ‘El Tel’ that things balance themselves out and the SFA to call him before them.
Butcher also added:
“Fifteen games played this season and not one penalty.”
I’m off to the bookies.