Former Celtic man Chris Sutton condemned Steven Naismith after the former-Everton man went in with horrible stamp on Scott Brown on Sunday.
Yesterday saw the meeting of Celtic and Hearts in the Scottish Premier League and while the match ended in a 3-1 scoreline in favour of the Glasgow outfit, one dangerous tackle, in particular, was among the main talking points.
Steven Naismith, the former Rangers attacker, went in on a pretty late tackle on the opposing team’s captain, Scott Brown, which went unpunished on the day. As you can clearly see below, however, it was quite brutal.
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Chris Sutton spoke during the BT Sport post-match analysis and made it known exactly how disgusted he was with Naismith after what he describes as a conscious decision to inflict harm.
“He should have had two red cards.
“They are leg breaking challenges. It’s awful. I used the word coward and I stand by that. They were shocking, shocking challenges.
“It’s ridiculous. It’s endangering an opponent. He’s gone in over the top of the ball and he knows exactly what he’s doing.”
No word has been given yet about any retroactive punishment for Naismith but we’re sure it won’t come as much of a surprise given how ugly a challenge it was.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena