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At least Glentoran’s Aaron McCarey saw red, unlike the Kazakh defender who head-butted his own striker

Gareth McAuley


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Aaron McCarey is dismissed against Coleraine after clashing with Bobby Burns

Aaron McCarey is dismissed against Coleraine after clashing with Bobby Burns

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Aaron McCarey is dismissed against Coleraine after clashing with Bobby Burns

If goalkeeper Aaron McCarey had lashed out at one of his own team-mates while playing for the Kazakhstan national team, in a UEFA-organised tournament, he may just have got away with it.

Instead, Irish League referee Andrew Davey, after receiving advice from his linesman, quite rightly sent him off for violent conduct after his attack on defenceless Bobby Burns last Saturday at The Oval.


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