He said: “It’s a definite sending off just because it’s the laws of the game. I’m not bothered about players putting themselves about, I quite like it. I think the game is missing that, actually. But it is a definite sending off. “They’re two yellows, but I think the second one possibly was a straight red. I haven’t seen it back, but I just felt it was a real big challenge from a distance, jumping in. “But I must make it clear, I’m not overly against the physicality in the game. I still think there’s a place for it, but if it goes too far then it has to be dealt with, as it was today.

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