Aberdeen captain Joe Lewis says that although he finds it ‘difficult’ to comment, he reckons that Sam Cosgrove shouldn’t have been sent off against Celtic.

The Dons lost 2-1 to the Hoops on their travels to Glasgow. Christopher Julien had handed them the lead before Cosgrove himself netted an equaliser.

Aberdeen lost 2-1 to Celtic. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Odsonne Edouard restored the home lead before the game’s main talking point occurred. Cosgrove was sent off for a challenge of Kristoffer Ajer that was deemed to be a red.

For Lewis, he doesn’t believe it was the right decision. He told the Aberdeen website: “For the sending off, I am a long way away from that tackle so it is difficult to comment on it. It looked like though he was on the ground the whole way.


“It did not look like there was any intent to injure the player but the referee has deemed it to be a sending off. and that is very disappointing. Hopefully we can appeal that and get the red card overturned.”

Cosgrove sparks debate

What Cosgrove has managed to do with this challenge is get everyone talking about him. It’s been one of the key talking points in an action-packed weekend of SPFL football.

It’s had everyone talking but Lewis thinks Cosgrove’s Celtic Park dismissal was unfair. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

On a more positive note, this game also marked 20 goals this season for the striker. For him to hit that landmark before Christmas deserves praise and now 30 goals looks like an inevitability.

If the appeal isn’t overturned, the Dons could miss him for some matches, starting with their boxing day clash with Livingston. They’ll be looking for a win in that after Motherwell leapfrogged them and took third place away with a win over Kilmarnock.

Having Cosgrove to try and help their cause would boost Aberdeen but it may be that they have to do it without him.

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