Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher have different views on Gaston Ramirez’s dismissal

Michael Owen believes that Hull City’s Gaston Ramirez should have been sent off against Tottenham Hotspur, but his former Liverpool teammate Jamie Carragher disagrees.

Gaston Ramirez’s dismissal against Tottenham Hotspur was key to Hull City’s defeat. That everyone agrees.

The 23-year-old midfielder was shown a straight red card for lashing out at Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen in the 50th minute of the Premier League clash at the KC Stadium.

According to former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, it was not a red-card offence.

“It was never a sending off, it wasn’t even a booking,” the ex-England international told Sky Sports.

“I always think 'what do rugby lads think watching football?' There’s a tangle of legs and a smack on the backside! It’s nothing, it’s not a yellow card in my opinion. The linesman sent him off.”

Another Liverpool great, Michael Owen, was watching Sunday’s event unfold at the KC Stadium, but he had a different view of the red-card incident.

“That's why I couldn't be a manager,” the former Manchester United star wrote on Sportlobster.com.

“1-0 up and in control until one of your players shows immaturity beyond belief to get himself sent off and let down everyone. Steve Bruce must be fuming. Its hard enough to win games as it is.”

The red-card incident will divide opinions, but at the end of the day, it is Tottenham who won the match.

And that’s the main aspect of the game.

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