Gold Coast United’s Steve Pantelidis has defended himself over a spate of yellow cards this season.
“I think I was a bit unlucky with the card," he said of the challenge on Glory captain Jacob Burns.
"There was no intent on hurting him. I had my eyes on the ball and maybe I just mistimed my jump a bit and led a bit with my elbow.”
The 25-year old says the reputation he has now gained is an unfair one, as he believes he is just competitive.
"It looks like I have a reputation now and referees pick up on that and I don't receive much leniency,” he added.
"People think I'm a hardman but that's not really the case. I just go for the ball, even if I'm not favourite to get it."