Davie Provan has slammed Glasgow Rangers striker Kemar Roofe for failing to apologise to Ondrej Kolar for his tackle on the Slavia Prague goalkeeper.
Provan slams Roofe
Roofe was sent off for the Gers against the Czech champions last month following a terrible challenge on Kolar – he has since received a four-game ban for the incident (Belfast Telegraph).
Writing in The Scottish Sun, Provan slammed Roofe for falling to contact the shot-stopper with a subsequent apology. He said:
“For what it’s worth, I don’t think Kemar Roofe deliberately hurt Slavia Prague keeper Ondrej Kolar. The ball was there to be won.
“But when Roofe discovers he had fractured Kolar’s skull, shouldn’t he be making contact with the player?
“Would a social media apology have been asking too much?
“Roofe also landed in trouble after a challenge on St. Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson this season. Not good enough from the Rangers striker.”
Provan appears to be using this incident to have a go at a Rangers player. There is no doubting that Roofe’s challenge was totally unacceptable and dangerous, and the ban he received was more than fair. However, the columnist has no idea as to whether the £5.4m-valued Gers striker has actually contacted Kolar.
Do you agree with Provan?
We live in a world where social media proof is seemingly needed for every interaction. Roofe may well have already contacted Kolar – if he has done, he does not need to post his apology on social media just to make sure everyone knows about it. There is no need for Provan’s comments in this situation without him knowing all of the facts.
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