Aberdeen chief reportedly warned over Celtic injury comments

By Connor Gordon

January 3, 2020

Aberdeen chief Dave Cormack will receive no punishment for comments made towards Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.

Cormack tweeted after his side’s loss at Parkhead about the Norwegian ‘feigning injury’.

Ajer was harshly tackled by Dons striker Sam Cosgrove and was rightfully sent off. Despite the SFA looking into the issue, it appears the new Dons supremo is getting let off scot free.

Aberdeen allowed Celtic comment without further punishment

There are always going to be controversy when it comes to Aberdeen and Celtic games.

Celtic and Aberdeen matches are always feisty affairs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The last was no different as the Hoops narrowly beat the Dons by 2-1 with the Reds finishing with 10 men.

Ajer had made an excellent tackle in the box in the second half and Cosgrove saw red in the head. He made an awful crunching lunge at the ball, taking Ajer out in the process who then lay on the ground in agony.

Cosgrove was subsequently sent off, leaving Aberdeen reeling which lead to Cormack statement. He said on the social media site that Ajer feigned his injury but later deleted the comments.

Dave Cormack is facing no further action over Sam Cosgrove foul. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

It was reported today by the Scottish Daily Mail [p82] that Cormack was only sent a written warning over it.

If this is the way the SFA are dealing with issues such as these, then they are proving to be weak at the top.

SFA are showing again to be inept

Cormack essentially called Ajer, a fellow professional in the game, a cheat with his comments. A warning letter isn’t worth the paper it’s written on and doesn’t change anything.

Celtic fans are still waiting on Alfredo Morelos punishment. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It’s little wonder why the governing body hasn’t yet pulled up Alfredo Morelos or Ryan Jack for their derby antics. The best they’ll probably get is a warning as well which isn’t a punishment, rather an acknowledgement.

The SFA deserve to be stripped from top to bottom for more reasons that one. However, mainly it must be the way their attitude is towards its punishment system – it beggars belief.