By Pranav Shahaney

15th Sep, 2021 | 4:10pm

Ally McCoist slams FA for upholding red card shown to Pascal Struijk

Ally McCoist tore into the Football Association for upholding the red card shown to Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk.

The 22-year-old’s tackle on Sunday inflicted a horrendous injury to Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott.

Despite there being no malice in it, he was shown a red card and the Whites then made an appeal which has now been rejected.

Discussing this development on talkSPORT, McCoist said, “I’m not surprised. It just shows you they [The FA] are bampots.

“Now that guy will spend the rest of his career thinking he’s responsible in some way, shape or form for that injury to Harvey Elliott.

“It’s scandalous. Anyone who looks at that incident sees it was a horrific injury, but there was no malice in the challenge. It’s a shocking decision.”

Where’s the sense?

It was a horrible injury and we’re glad that Elliott’s doing fine, but these things do happen in contact sports and he was unfortunately on the wrong end of what was an innocuous challenge.

The fact that he himself was against the red card being shown, tells you how badly the FA have got it wrong again.

There is no justifying making these kinds of ridiculous decisions time and again and something needs to change.

McCoist is absolutely spot on when he talks about how Struijk will deal with it.

Next time, he will think twice before throwing himself into a tackle which is not how the game must be played.

There needs to be some logic in decisions like this and quite frankly, the FA have acted here has left us fuming.

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