David Reidy's controversial sending off in this afternoon's Munster SHC clash between Clare and Limerick had many people perplexed.
The Clare wing forward was issued with the harshest of red cards by referee James Owens for bumping into opponent Diarmuid Byrnes during the first half of his side's victory in Ennis. Limerick substitute Tom Condon also received his marching orders in the opening half, but most would agree that was a fair call.
Was the Reidy red a case of the referee trying to balance things up?
James Owens and his team just made an absolute fuck up of that decision! David Reidy did absolutely nothing wrong. Hate to see that regardless of team or player. #ClarevLim- Seánie Tobin (@Tellytobin) June 17, 2018
For anyone that isn't watching on tv the David reidy sending off was the stupidest decision I've seen Byrnes bumped into him #CLAvLIM- keelan sexton (@keelansexton) June 17, 2018
Shocking decision to send David Reidy off, you'd swear Diarmuid Byrnes is playing in the World Cup with that play acting- Lorcan Behan (@lorcan_behan) June 17, 2018
That's as bad a red card for David Reidy as I've ever seen!!!- Michael Verney (@mlverney) June 17, 2018
God almighty David Reidy did nothing- Shane Brophy (@BrophShane) June 17, 2018
Awful red card decision against David Reidy. Is it a case of the ref wanting to even things up.- Philip Egan (@philegansport) June 17, 2018
RTE's replay of what got David Reidy his red card. A farce of a decision. pic.twitter.com/eljtjSmcYT- Ben Sweeney (@BenSweeneyF1) June 17, 2018
David reidy getting that red card is an absolute disgrace. Wouldn't mind seeing Clare giving them a hammering now- Anthony Sheehan (@as_sheehan13) June 17, 2018
Absolutely disgraceful red card for David Reidy... Owens shouldn't be getting big matches again after that!!!- Caroline Feehily (@Car_Feehily) June 17, 2018
Shocking decision sending David Reidy off in Ennis. No illegal use of the hurley or no foul play. In my opinion that is a worse call than the decision to award the phantom goal against Waterford earlier in the championship. #ClarevLim @TheSundayGame- Shane McCarthy (@shaneymac13) June 17, 2018
That's a scandalous red card for David Reidy- aidan o'hara (@oharaa) June 17, 2018