Video: This horrendous boot-to-the-face tackle in Scotland somehow only merited a yellow card 6 years ago

Video: This horrendous boot-to-the-face tackle in Scotland somehow only merited a yellow card

If that’s not a red, we don’t know what is.

We’ve seen some bad tackles in our time, but this one during a Scottish Championship clash between Hearts and Livingston yesterday is up there with the worst.

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Hearts’ Sam Nicholson required stitches after bearing the brunt of a ridiculously high and reckless challenge from Livingston’s Jason Talbot but somehow the referee only deemed it worthy of a yellow card.

Have a look for yourself and wonder, as we did, if that’s only a yellow, what the hell do you have to do to get a red?

Shocking stuff.

Video via YouTube/Hearts Goals

Hat-tip: James Dart