The Finn Harps manager, Ollie Horgan, has hit out at the Football Association of Ireland’s disciplinary procedures.
Horgan says that veteran midfielder Raffaele Cretaro faces a suspension following an erroneous yellow card in last week’s defeat to Derry City.
Cretaro was booked in the first half of the game at The Brandywell, a caution that should have been given to Caolan McAleer.
“Raff Cretaro was booked in the wrong last week,” Horgan said.
“The referee told me in the carpark at The Brandywell and he put it down in his report. We brought it to the attention of the powers that be, but that was still ignored. He now serves a suspension.
“It’s not the criticism of the officials, but when one makes a mistake and admits it, it should be listened to.
“That yellow card still weighs heavily for me in the way the FAI dealt with it, or didn’t deal with it.”
McAleer was last night sent off as Harps lost 5-3 to Bohemians at Dalymount Park. It was Harps’ fourth sending off in the League and fifth in all competition.
Horgan said: “The first yellow card…He complained that he was fouled. We felt that Paddy Cook should have got the yellow. In this League, you either book from the first minute to the 90th or you don’t book at all.”Tags: