Hibernian’s Fenlon blasts Hearts midfielder Stevenson

Hibernian boss Pat Fenlon has criticised Heart of Midlothian midfielder Ryan Stevenson for his fierce tackle in the scoreless Edinburgh derby on Thursday night.

Hibernian boss Pat Fenlon has criticised Heart of Midlothian midfielder Ryan Stevenson for his fierce tackle in the scoreless Edinburgh derby on Thursday night.

Stevenson produced a two-footed lunge on Hibs skipper James McPake at Tynecastle and despite not even receiving a booking for the incident, Fenlon was furious with the Jambos man at the after-match.

"It's a shocking tackle. He had a look first before he left the ground,” Fenlon said.

"We're disappointed with that. He has a bad gash, James. There could have been a bit of damage there, but he's not too bad.

“The ref has had a bit of a stinker there by letting that one go. For me it’s a red-card tackle.

“I thought the ref did quite well but not to see that one was pretty poor.

“James is the kind of guy who is not going to make a fuss over nothing and straight away he said to the ref it was a two-footed lunge.

“Everyone saw that but him. He’s got quite a nasty cut on his leg.

“But it’s over and done with now and we’re just happy to come here and still be unbeaten in derby games this season.”

 
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