Video: Souttar Caught Red Handed – One for the Compliance Officer…

Footage has emerged of the incident where Hearts defender John Souttar disgracefully grabs Celtic striker Kyogo by the skin that must have been painful and certainly left a mark on the player as you can see from this photograph shown below.

This is not a clash on the course of the match. This is a premeditated assault and it should now  be referred to the Scottish Football Association’s Compliance Officer.

Notice too how the Hearts player at the top of the screen is actually shouting his mouth off pointing the finger at Kyogo. Here’s the damage that was caused…

And here’s how it happened…

To think that there were folk on social media last night accusing Kyogo of going down for nothing to try to get Souttar booked. As it turned out Bobby Madden didn’t actually book any Hearts players last night, so presumably he completely missed this latest assault on a Celtic player.

Remember the time Kent punched Broony in the face and still didn’t get a red card?

If you think that last night’s assault on Kyogo merits further investigation by the Scottish FA Compliance Officer then please send an email outlining your concerns on the manner in which Souttar has assaulted Kyogo to

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  1. Michael McCartney on

    Ironic that a Celtic site points this out. If the SFA look at this and hand out a red card the club that would benefit would be The Rangers as they play Hearts next Sunday and that’s when any suspension would kick in.

  2. Yet another sleeked assault by a hun on Kyogo who is being targeted for intimidation and further backed up by the most biased orange press analysis possible, in order to deflect from the persistent honest mistakes and newco penalties. Expect Kyogos ordering off soon !!! The masons have decided that Celtic can be brutalised with no recriminations and the first booking must be a Celtic player and inappropriate to boot. A change from last seasons “give as many free kicks near Celtic box and allow free high balls against their crap defence”, Nothing changes in the shithole backwater D.O.B country !

  3. Sleekit and cowardly Soutar. Shameful and disgusting behaviour. However, what else would you expect from the Jam Farts. Their whole club is as much of a disgrace as the other Scotland’s shame.

  4. If you decide to e-mail the compliance officer tell them that if they do not take action over this premeditated, cowardly assault then the matter will be reported to Police Scotland. To deliberately assault someone is a criminal offence. If any us grabbed someone at work and twisted their skin which then left visible bruises we would arrested and prosecuted, why should Soutar be treated differently?