FORMER referee Steve Conroy believes Ross County’s red-card culprit Andrew Davies should receive more than a two-game ban for his stamp on Celtic skipper Scott Brown.
The Dingwall skipper was dismissed by match official Steven McLean before half-time after going in late on the Hoops onfield leader while the Highlanders lost 3-0 at the weekend.
Unless the Scottish FA takes further action against the defender, he will only miss two games.
Conroy remarked: “I would say: ‘Yeah, it ranks up there. It’s one of the worst I’d seen’.
“It was certainly a nasty challenge. He had no intention of going for the ball. That’s the definition of it, of violent conduct, which is what he was sent off for.
“I think it merits more than two.”
Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers described the challenge on Brown as “dangerous” and “disgraceful” and County interim co-manager Stuart Kettlewell said Davies had apologised to his team-mates.
Conroy added: “It might be taken in mitigation that everybody’s held their hands up and accepted it. Nobody’s talking about appealing, everybody’s saying what happened did happen. They might look leniently on it because of that.”
Davies will miss tonight’s crucial relegation home game against Partick Thistle.
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