Aberdeen legend Duncan Shearer has claimed Rangers keeper Allan McGregor “got what he deserved” after being banned for two games for his challenge on Lewis Ferguson.
Shearer admitted that there are times games can get rough but was adamant there was no excuse for McGregor’s actions.
“In a way it’s all part of the game. If I went up for a ball there were moments when you braced yourself to get hit,” Shearer told the Scottish Sun.
“But there are other moments when a line is definitely crossed, and that’s how I saw McGregor’s challenge on Ferguson.
“McGregor’s got what he deserved.
“He’s a brilliant keeper for Rangers and Scotland, but no player should be allowed to get away with that kind of nasty challenge.”
The Gers keeper will miss fixtures with St. Johnstone and Kilmarnock after being cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer.
Despite the challenge from McGregor, Ferguson suffered no injury and was fine to continue the match.
The Aberdeen ace was lucky to avoid injury – and a ban of his own for leaving one on the Gers keeper later in the same game.