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Poll: Should Mark Stafford or David Cushley have been sent off at Seaview?

Crusaders' victory over Linfield in the Bet McLean League Cup quarter-final was overshadowed by the red card eventually shown to Mark Stafford by referee Raymond Hetherington.

He had originally sent off Crusaders' David Cushley for a full-blooded challenge between the pair but after consulting with his assistant, reversed his decision and instead dismissed the Linfield defender. Have a look at the incident right here:

Whether or not Hetherington and his team came to the correct conclusion has been the subject of much debate with onlookers split. Linfield manager David Healy branded it a 'shocking, shocking decision' while some fans have backed the eventual decision.

Have your say in our poll - what do you think should have happened?

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