Motherwell boss Robbo: We need VAR to prevent more red cards like Cedric Kipre's

Motherwell FC boss Stephen Robinson reckons the team has 'a very good chance' of winning their appeal against Cedric Kipre's straight red card against Celtic.

Wednesday, 21st March 2018, 5:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st March 2018, 5:13 pm
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson questions fourth official in wake of Cedric Kipre's red card against Celtic on Sunday (Pic by Ian McFadyen)

Robbo, speaking exclusively to the Motherwell Times, was flabbergasted that the giant French defender received his marching orders after an innocuous clash with Celtic skipper Scott Brown in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Fir Park.

Robbo, who revealed he is also championing the introduction of video assistant referee (VAR) in Scotland, said: “We are putting the appeal in against Cedric’s red card and we think we have a very good case.

“Everybody saw that it wasn’t a red card.

“There would be five players left on the pitch in every game if a red card was upheld for incidents like that.

“I think VAR would certainly have helped us against Celtic because the decision would have been overturned, certainly.

“I’ve spoken in the past with the authorities about the possibility of them introducing VAR in our league, but the cost implications would probably rule it out in Scotland unfortunately.”

Kipre’s case will be heard by Hampden beaks at a fast track tribunal tomorrow (Thursday).