Second is one step away from triumph.
- Oct 21, 2010
Both tackles were straight reds then on that basis..........@RedLar here are the FA rules:
“A tackle or challenge that endangers the safety of an opponent or uses excessive force or brutality must be sanctioned as serious foul play.
Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball from the front, from the side or from behind using one or both legs, with excessive force or endangers the safety of an opponent is guilty of serious foul play.”
As with many rules, both in football and elsewhere, the wording is deliberately vague and open to interpretation.