Michael Stewart: John Lundstram could have seen red for Rangers v Hibs
Michael Stewart has insisted that Rangers midfielder John Lundstram could have gotten lucky not to be sent off against Hibernian.
Ryan Porteous was shown red for a tackle on Joe Aribo in the first-half, and some Hibs fans have been showing footage of a similar challenge from the Bears midfielder.
Stewart believes neither were reds but admitted that if the same logic was being used by Nick Walsh, he could have shown Lundstram his marching orders too.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Stewart responded to the fan who shared the footage this afternoon.
“The Lundstram tackle doesn’t look as bad as Porteous, but if you use the same logic for Porteous to be a red then it applies to Lundstram too,” he said.
“To be clear neither are a red card for me.”
We understand what Stewart is saying, but there is no chance that these tackles can be placed in the same category.
Lundstram was underneath the ball and in control, whereas Porteous comes flying in from the side and goes miles over it despite making minimal contact to take it away.
It says a lot that Josh Doig or his teammates didn’t complain one little bit, but there was outrage when Porteous did the so-called same, that just shows how different they were.
You can have your arguments, but bringing this Lundstram tackle into it makes no difference whatsoever, it is just bitterness.
A simple way to look at this is whether or not VAR would have intervened on either decision, and we think not – there is your answer.