Former Aberdeen legend Willie Miller has had his say on a controversial incident involving his former club. That is, the sending-off of Lewis Ferguson in the recent 1-1 draw with St Mirren.
Ferguson was given a second yellow card in the game after an incident with the Paisley side’s striker Jon Obika.
Manager was booked after red card decision
The red card so annoyed Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes that he was booked by Bobby Madden for his reaction. Ferguson will now miss Aberdeen’s next game against Ross County.
The Dons were able to grind out a point. However, the sending-off all but ended the team’s chances of getting the three points on the day.
Now Miller has had his say on the decision, and he can understand why McInnes was so angry.
“I can fully understand why the Dons are unhappy about the second yellow card Ferguson received” he said (Evening Express).
“An awkward challenge”
“It was an awkward challenge – Obika was quite cute in using his body to gain an advantage and initiate the contact, and he did appear to catch Ferguson in the chest with his elbow” Miller went on.
The former Aberdeen boss did concede though that a shirt tug by Ferguson may have played its part in the referee’s decision.
“However, there was a tug at the shirt from Ferguson and in the modern game you have to be very careful. Because once you’re on a booking you’re walking a tightrope and even innocuous fouls can result in a second yellow card and that’s what happened on Saturday.”