I watched Scotsport/Sportscene whatever it's called, don't usually bother as i'm only interested in where Livi are playing, but anyway, watched it to see how some of the teams down the bottom of the league are looking, potential play off opponents if we manage to get to the final.
However the game that caught my eye isn't likely to have any of them in the bottom places but the reason it did was the tackles by Alston for St Johnstone v Hibs;
first tackle was a cynical swipe through a Hibs player's legs to take him down and stop him scoring, it got a yellow. Prob about right, it was a bad tackle but I think a yellow is all you could give, though was bordering on a red for dangerous play.
Second one was a clumsy challenge into the back of a Hibs player who was again breaking on him, but no card.
It was worse than Byrne's challenges, and the first one was so bad you'd have thought the ref would've been just looking for an excuse to send him off if he had another poor challenge, but nope, didn't happen. Which is why it was so annoying that Byrne got his 2nd yellow and a red, referees are so inconsistent, and it is frustrating to fans and managers.