Petulant Ramirez did not deserve red card, claims Bruce

first_imgSteve Bruce bemoaned the red card given to Gaston Ramirez in Hull City’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham, claiming the decision changed the whole complexity of the match.The on-loan Southampton midfielder kicked out at Jan Vertonghen after the pair came together at the start of the second half, with the Tigers leading the match 1-0.But Bruce believes the incident did not warrant a red card, saying it was a moment of petulance from the 23-year-old rather than violent conduct, while also criticising the Spurs defender’s reaction to the incident.“There was a bit of provocation,” said Bruce. “He [Ramirez] thought it was a free-kick and he didn’t get it.“Vertonghen’s gone over and I’d be really disappointed as a centre half, and he is a top player, to go over like he did.“I can’t say anything about the referee because he [the linesman] is in his ear to say that it is a red card.“It’s hard enough to win with eleven let alone ten and it [red card] just changes the whole complexity and spectacle because it was a really decent game.”last_img read more