Hibs’ Marvin Bartley takes to Twitter to lament red card

Referee Stephen Finnie shows Marvin Bartley a hotly-contested red card. Pic: SNS
Referee Stephen Finnie shows Marvin Bartley a hotly-contested red card. Pic: SNS
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Marvin Bartley today made light of his sending off at Stark’s Park by taking to Twitter to reveal he’ll be “practising” how to avoid a red card.

Bartley was ordered off in the 37th minute of Hibs’ 0-0 draw with Raith on Saturday after tangling with Bobby Barr, although video footage suggests referee Stephen Finnie was wrong to send off the Easter Road midfielder.

The 30-year-old tweeted: “Today I will be practising how to stop in mid-air and also how to ‘boot’ someone half my size and not spin 180 degrees and end up on my bum.”

Hibs are expected to appeal the dismissal – just like they did when Bartley was sent off last month against Ayr United. On that occasion, the red card was reduced to a yellow card.

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