At the time, most Celtic fans were absolutely fuming at St Johnstone striker Chris Kane’s assault on Cameron Carter Vickers.
I know I was and was firmly expecting a red card to be shown to the Perth front man.
The referee had a shocker as he incredibly brandished a yellow for Kane AND Carter Vickers especially as he seemed to aim a punch at the American defender.
But there are some Hoops fans that loved what they saw in that flashpoint. Not the kicking or attempted punching of their player, but the reaction of Carter Vickers team mates as they all immediately rushed to his defence.
We saw this in Tuesday afternoon when Anthony Ralston squared up to the Ferencvaros player that, strangely, also kicked Kyogo when he was on the ground and this time it pleased these Hoops fans to see almost the whole team leap to Carter Vickers aid.
Ralston loves a scrap! Always in your corner! Totally agree with your point too!
— Kevin (@nevermind1888) October 23, 2021
Think back to Hearts away when none of our players was getting involved. A big change in character in the squad definitely.— Pedro (@petmorr67) October 23, 2021
Really starting to see the togetherness within this squad
— Lewis Laird (@LewisLaird01) October 23, 2021
Normally you wouldn’t want your players picking up booking for stupid stuff like this but in the evolution of this team feel it’s a positive,backing up your teammates,showing your in it together & of course getting results 💪🍀
— Evanelli Del Watsotoni (@EvanWat09572802) October 23, 2021
I said the same at the game. Was class to see the majority of the team get involved and stand up for their team mate. I remember that incident at tynecastle Naismith stood over a downed Hayes shouting at him… not a soul came near. This is the team mentality you want.
— Matthew Shaw 🏴 (@Matt_Shaw31) October 23, 2021
Big Joe in about it? That’s the stuff I’m looking for
— Wull See 2.0 (@whakit) October 23, 2021
3 thoughts on ““Love it”, “Great Show” – Why Celtic fans loved Kane’s kicking of Carter Vickers”
Got to get Celtic park a horrible place for teams to come and play against the team and the fans ..all as one hail hail
Two cowardly and sleekit St Johnstone players. If their club had any dignity at all they would punish them for their actions.
The referee was also pitifully poor yesterday. Interestingly, one of his former pupils spoke out yesterday about him being a much worse PE teacher than he is a referee. Had any of my pupils ever said that about me I would have been utterly embarrassed and ashamed. Imagine being poor at both your jobs.