Liam Bridcutt is on loan at Leeds United from Sunderland.
Celtic supporters have been left furious with Liam Bridcutt, after his strong challenge on Erik Sviatchenko yesterday.
Bridcutt came on as a late substitute in Scotland’s friendly match against Denmark, and he seemed determined to make an impact during his brief cameo on the pitch.
The Leeds United midfielder lunged into a fierce tackle on Sviatchenko, which has received widespread criticism from Celtic supporters.
Although the majority of Bhoys fans wanted Scotland to win, they were frustrated that Bridcutt put one of their player’s safety in danger.
Shocking challenge by Bridcutt. Terrible in a competitive game never mind a friendly. Guess that's to be expected in a team of journeymen— Jenko (@Jenky67) March 29, 2016
@DKeith0904 Bridcutt should have had a red, he almost broke Sviatchenko in half. Wee dafty.— Euan Taylor (@euangtaylor) March 29, 2016
Liam Bridcutt tackle was outrageous poor that Scott Brown didn't check to see if Erik was ok not captain stuff KT for captain !— EK (@EK677) March 29, 2016
Liam bridcutt should never play for the national team again after that tackle— Kyle Milligan (@kyle_milligan) March 29, 2016
Bridcutt should have been red carded all day long. That tackle takes the shine off a good 1st 45 attacking and 2nd 45 defensive performance— John Leese (@JayEll01) March 29, 2016
Bridcutt’s tackle was one which did not fit the pattern of the match, which generally passed without incident.
Scotland and Denmark both bought into the spirit of the friendly, and there were few other strong tackles put in by either side.
Bridcutt’s challenge has certainly caused controversy, although it seems that Sviatchenko came out of it unscathed.
Scotland won the fixture 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from Matt Ritchie.
Bridcutt will now return to Leeds action at the weekend for their match against Rotherham United, while Sviatchenko is likely to feature for Celtic against Hearts.