The challenge occurred as Scotland took on Denmark last night.
Celtic fans and a Celtic player were left fairly upset last night by a challenge from a Scotland midfielder. Liam Bridcutt jumped into a challenge with Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko during an international friendly between Denmark and Scotland last night.
The Leeds United midfielder escaped with just a yellow card, whilst Sviatchenko was unscathed from the challenge.
The Celtic defender was however less than happy with the tackle.
He is quoted by the Herald Scotland as saying this of the
"I was very lucky. It was a horrible tackle. When you see the replay, it is unbelievable that I didn't get a serious injury. I said to the referee that he could have broken my leg."
But it seems his sentiment is not shared by his club captain Scott Brown, who was also on the pitch at the time.
The Celtic midfielder clearly sided with his international team-mate over his club-mate with this comment after the game, reported by Sky Sports News HQ (30/03/2016):
“When I have seen it I thought it was a great tackle.
“But that’s me when I see one of those tackles.”
But Brown would say that. The Celtic captain is himself a fan of a crunching tackle that, occasionally, might just cross the line.
Bridcutt’s challenge was poor – no matter how it is dressed up.
Once a player leaves the floor to make a challenge then control is lost and deep down Brown probably knows this. But when it came to making a call after the game, he was right to go with his countryman over his Celtic team-mate.
With Sviatchenko not injured from the incident hopefully it can soon be forgotten.