By Alan Hutton

21st Mar, 2023 | 2:25pm

Rangers profit from major injustice as Todd Cantwell footage analysed - expert

Alan Hutton has suggested Motherwell were unlucky to be reduced to ten men against Rangers on Saturday (18 March).

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers defender said that if referee Nick Walsh had been given the chance to look at the incident again, he may not have given Callum Slattery a second yellow card.

Although VAR officials can assist referees in overturning straight red cards, they do not get involved in red cards as a result of a second booking unless the VAR official believes the second booking should be upgraded to a red card.

As shown on Sky Sports (18 March), Slattery was shown a second yellow for appearing to elbow Gers midfielder Todd Cantwell.

The Motherwell midfielder was given his marching orders and the Light Blues went on to win the game 4-2.

When asked if VAR officials should be able to overturn second bookings, Hutton told Football Insider:I understand why they do not, they do not want to slow the game down any more than they need to.

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I think if you have ever played the game you understand what the Motherwell player is doing. He is just trying to feel and see where he is at, he is not flinging an elbow or trying to hurt anybody.

Does he catch him? Ever so slightly so it is maybe a yellow. I think if he [Walsh] was to look back on it and see it again he might not even give a card for it.

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