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We need to move on, claims Smith
Published : 06 Jan 2010 11:59:51
Lafferty was shown a yellow card for the tackle during Sunday's 1-1 Scottish Premier League draw at Parkhead, although some commentators claimed the 22-year-old should have seen red for the offence. Manager Smith told his club's official website: "I've seen the incident once since the game and Kyle's tackle was a forward's challenge. "Everyone keeps saying the referee should have acted but the referee did act. He deemed it a yellow card offence and that was it. "Over the last few seasons, we've gone to Celtic Park for some high-profile games and there have been some meaty challenges. "This one seems to have attracted a lot of attention when a lot of others seem to have been ignored. "I think there was a level of frustration in Kyle's challenge but the referee made his decision on it. "It wasn't a great tackle to make but it wasn't the first time that kind of thing has happened in a football match. "To be fair, Celtic got on with the game. I didn't see anyone from their side complaining bitterly about it. They just got on with things and we need to move on now."