Jefferies upset about red card

03 April 2011 04:30
Hearts boss Jim Jefferies questioned the decision to send off Marius Zaliukas in the derby draw with Hibernian. The match turned in Hibs' favour when Zaliukas was sent-off for a challenge on Akpo Sodje and Liam Miller converted the resultant penalty before Ricardo Vaz Te netted what looked to be the winner with 10 minutes to go. However, Stephen Elliott had the final say with a lovely volley resulting from Craig Thomson's free-kick just four minutes later to snatch a point and deny Hibs their first derby win since May 2009. Jefferies said: "I'm not complaining about the foul because I thought it was a penalty. It's whether it was a sending-off. "You've got to deem whether the boy is going to get the ball. Seemingly, it bounced and Craig Thomson says he thought it was going into the goalkeeper's hands so I would need to see it again. He feels the goalkeeper was going to get there before Sodje. "I've got no complaints about the penalty but the sending-off, well, I'd need to see it on the video again."

Source: PA