Port Vale’s Neil Aspin believes football is killing itself, following two “soft” red cards.


Port Vale manager Neil Aspin has claimed football is killing itself after seeing his side receive two red cards in their FA Cup defetat at Yeovil.

Vale crashed out of the FA Cup this week, in a thrilling game with five goals and two red cards.

Unfortunately for Aspin, both red cards came at his team’s expense and Vale lost 3-2.

Christian Montano was dismissed for bringing down a Yeovil player inside the box on 47 minutes and just 15 minutes into the second-half, James Gibbons saw red for a foul on Ryan Dickson.

The Vale boss was unhappy with the decisions against his side, and claims the game of football is being affected: “The game of football is killing itself, by the way it’s going in terms of not being able to challenge for balls.

“It’s also killing itself with the players reactions to fouls.

“It’s one thing to be genuinely injured, but when you’re rolling around and banging your hand on the floor, I think its excessive and that’s what has crept into the modern game.

“It’s something that I don’t like at all.”

Vale look to bounce back this weekend as they travel up-north to Carlisle this Saturday.

Though they lost on Tuesday, the Valiants should go into the game full of confidence, having taken Yeovil to extra-time with just nine players.

Kick off at Brunton Park is at 3pm.


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