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Robertson sees red after Shankland stays on pitch in Inverness Caledonian Thistle defeat to Dundee United


By Andrew Henderson


Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson believes Dundee United talisman Lawrence Shankland should have been sent off in Saturday's 3-0 defeat.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson accuses Dundee United's Lawrence Shankland of elbowing ICT's Jamie McCart and claimed he should have been shown a red card. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Robertson accuses Dundee United's Lawrence Shankland of elbowing ICT's Jamie McCart and claimed he should have been shown a red card. Picture: Ken Macpherson

The Scotland striker was involved in an off-the-ball altercation with Jamie McCart right in front of the dugouts where it was claimed Shankland hit the ICT defender with his elbow.

The incident took place as United were 1-0 in front in the first half.

Shankland went on to score from the penalty spot, but Robertson was frustrated that he was even on the pitch.

“I don’t blame the referee – we’ve seen it on video and the referee is blindsided with no chances of seeing it.

“However his assistant is standing 10 yards away and should have seen a clear elbow.

“It’s a tangle and maybe Lawrence is trying to free himself, but accidental or not he has caught him with his elbow.

“It is one of those things. Would it have helped? Well, playing against 10 men would have possibly helped us.

“Sometimes they go for you, sometimes they go against you, but in the grand scheme, we move on.”

Caley Thistle did not take their chances to level the game up at one goal down, and Robertson says that was the difference between the teams in the end.

“There was nothing in it in the first half,” he recalled.

“Mark Ridgers kept us in it with two wonderful second half saves and then the game changes in the blink of an eye.

“We should have been 1-1. It is a wonderful ball in and a great opportunity for James Keatings and he misses it. They go right down the park and Nicky Clark punishes us.

“That’s the difference.”



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