Boyd discusses referee's decision not to issue a red card during Saints' defeat at Wasps

Chris Boyd was in no doubt that Gabriel Oghre should have seen red for his high hit on Alex Mitchell during Saints' 26-20 defeat at Wasps on Sunday afternoon.

By Tom Vickers
Sunday, 10th October 2021, 8:33 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th October 2021, 8:34 pm
Gabriel Oghre was only yellow carded for a high hit on Alex Mitchell
Gabriel Oghre was only yellow carded for a high hit on Alex Mitchell

Oghre was sin-binned with 18 minutes to go after making contact with the head of Mitchell.

It appeared to be a clear red card but referee Craig Maxwell-Keys decided it was only a yellow.

Saints went on to lose the game, and Boyd did not use the decision as an excuse for that, but he did feel Oghre should have been dismissed.

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"There's no doubt it's a red card," Boyd said.

"I don't like the process particularly but you can't tell me a swinging arm to the head...

"I don't think there was any malice to it and I think it was unfortunate, but if that's not a red card, there is no red card.

"I just don't get it.

"He hit him with a swinging arm directly to the head.

"You might say there was less intent but I don't get it.

"We hold no malice to him (Oghre) because I think it was an accident, but at the end of the day, a lot of those things are accidental.

"It is what it is.

"It probably wouldn't haven't changed the end of the game because I think we were too dumb to take advantage of the gift we were given anyway."