Chris Sutton hasn’t pulled any punches with his views on incidents involving Kilmarnock’s Alan Power and St Mirren’s Paul McGinn.

Power and McGinn escaped punishment for incidents in their most recent games. Power kicked Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack in the face whilst McGinn elbowed Dundee United’s Cammy Smith.

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The incidents saw both players booked. However, the SFA decided not to retrospectively award the players red cards. That decision has infuriated former Celtic striker Sutton.

“It is absolutely astonishing the two of them got off the hook” he told the Daily Record.

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“We have seen some incredible decisions on and off the pitch this season but these might be the worst of the lot.”

Sutton then directed his ire at the SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte.

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“The compliance officer is not up to the job, but the entire disciplinary process is a shambles. They are not fit for purpose.”

The decision not to give Power or McGinn red cards will pile yet more pressure on Scotland’s beleaguered referees.

They haven’t had the best of seasons, and Sutton’s explosive opinions will put the spotlight on them once more.

With some high profile fixtures coming up – such as the Kilmarnock-Rangers cup replay – all at the SFA will be hoping that referees are out of the spotlight for once.



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